Case studies of coordination activities and problems in collaborative design

  title={Case studies of coordination activities and problems in collaborative design},
  author={Robert A. Crabtree and Mark S. Fox and Nirmal K. Baid},
  journal={Research in Engineering Design},
The design and engineering of large, complex electromechanical artifacts for use in space requires the integration of many engineering groups, spread across the components of the artifact and across the customer and suppliers. And within each engineering group there is a need to integrate the many diverse skills required, such as electrical, mechanical, thermal, software and materials. This paper describes the results of a study conducted from the Summer of1992 through the Fall of1993 at a… 
Mapping the product development process to IT solutions through use models
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A framework relating producibility problems to the use of manufacturing information in design
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Collaborative glitches in Design chain : case study of an unsuccessful product development with a supplier.
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Agile methodologies applied to Integrated Concurrent Engineering for spacecraft design
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Distributed team design in small- and medium-sized enterprises: How to get it right
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    Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • 2007
A strategy for effective distributed team design encapsulating these processes methods and tools developed and implemented within the company to achieve this success is presented and could be adopted by other SMEs directly to achieve the same success.
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Team communication in complex projects
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A user-centered approach to define high-level requirements for next-generation CAD systems for mechanical engineering
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  • Computer Science
    IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 1989, and Exhibition. 'Communications Technology for the 1990s and Beyond
  • 1989
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  • Computer Science, Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • 1992
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Design versions in a distributed CAD environment
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  • Computer Science
    Eighth Annual International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications. 1989 Conference Proceedings
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