Mixed quantitative/qualitative method for evaluating compromise solutions to conflicts in collaborative design

@article{Bahler1995MixedQM,
  title={Mixed quantitative/qualitative method for evaluating compromise solutions to conflicts in collaborative design},
  author={Dennis R. Bahler and Catherine Dupont and James Bowen},
  journal={Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing},
  year={1995},
  volume={9},
  pages={325 - 336}
}
  • D. Bahler, C. Dupont, J. Bowen
  • Published 1 September 1995
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
Abstract Conflicts are likely to arise among participants in a collaborative design process as the inevitable outgrowth of the differing perspectives and viewpoints involved. The opportunities for conflict are magnified if many perspectives are brought to bear on a common artifact early in the design process, as in concurrent engineering or integrated engineering. Design advice tools can assist in the process of resolving these conflicts by making critiques and suggestions conveniently… 
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