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Designers’ Perception on Information Processes

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Understanding information needs and managing organizational information resources are vital to face competitive globalized industrial environment. Support development to aid these processes is often failed in real-time environments due to lack of in-depth awareness about organizational interactions. In this paper a systematic approach to understand the information processes and information sources available in an aerospace organization was studied through a questionnaire survey. The analysis reveals that designers perceive that they get the right information at the right time in only 4 or more out of 10 for most of the times. Also they are unable to differentiate among the types of interactions they perform during their daily activities, due to which the information processes occurring within the interactions are not perceptible to them. This perception illustrates there is substantial need for the development of support to create awareness and satisfy the information needs of designers.


Information processes Resources Questionnaire 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gokula Annamalai Vasantha
    • 1
  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 2
  1. 1.Design Manufacture and Engineering ManagementUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Center for Product Design and ManufacturingIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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