Conference proceedings article
Not Seeing the Woods for the Trees - Empirical Studies in Engineering Design



Publication Details
Authors:
Foltz, C.; Schmidt, L.; Luczak, H.
Editor:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Publisher:
NIST
Place:
Gaithersburg
Publication year:
2002
Pages range:
1-7
Book title:
Workshop on the Role of Empirical Studies in Understanding and Supporting Engineering Design (Gaithersburg 2002)

Abstract
Since engineering design research widened its view from prescribing to describing design activities, empirical studies have gained more and more importance. However, empirical research is not the "core competence" of engineering design. Therefore, it is useful to apply methods of empirical research developed in social science. Here a brief introduction to those methods is given, followed by two studies concerning information system support in the area of mechanical and chemical engineering. Finally, some general proposals for empirical research in engineering design are given.


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