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Human Factors


Goal

Work with practicing engineers and engineering educators to improve support for design and to understand performance of designers in distributed and collaborative design environments.

Approach

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Assess computing system support for design and collaborative design through empirical examination of interaction effects among:

  • Hardware and Software characteristics
  • Identifiable sets of users

Evaluations part of computing system design process:

  • Provides feedback to designers
  • Enables users to contribute tool andsystem design ideas
  • Forces ongoing concern with goals andthe criteria for meeting them
  • Evaluation will happen anyway(if you don't evaluate it, someone else will!)

In progress:

  • Survey of Engineers. The goal of this research project is to try to gain a better understanding of the design work and related activities of working professionals.

Impact

  • Improved tools for engineering design and collaboration that designers will want to use.

Related Projects

  • Drexel/CalTech/Indiana/LANL Problem Solving Environments for Science and Engineering

Last modified: Wed Mar 13 18:10:30 Eastern Standard Time 2002