Accession Number : ADA302112

Title :   AUTOMATE: A Research Paradigm to Study Collaboration in Multidisciplinary Design Teams.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr 93-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Citera, Maryalice ; Selvaraj, Jonathan A. ; McNeese, Michael D. ; Brown, Clifford E.

PDF Url : ADA302112

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The purpose of this report was to describe the development of a research paradigm to study multidisciplinary design teams. An historical overview of multidisciplinary design teams identified two issues critical for effective collaboration: information sharing and avoiance of misanalogies. The process of developing a research paradigm to focus on these issues involved finding a design problem and eliciting knowledge from design experts. The problem selected was the design of an automobile navigation system (AutoMate). To identify key tradeoffs to build the task around, knowledge was elicited from 13 design experts. The design experts were interviewed and their knowledge concept mapped. Based on the design experts' knowledge, the AutoMate task was developed. The task and its potential uses are discussed.

Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *SURFACE NAVIGATION, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, NAVIGATION, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIFE CYCLE TESTING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE