Digital repository for design knowledge reuse

Mochammad Firdaus, Hongwei Wang*, Hao Qin, Yusheng Liu

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Many companies in the engineering sector are currently facing the challenge of producing accurate documentation which can be reused during design activities in order to support the life cycle of their products. This is a consequence of the process of transformation in the organisation and the industry, due to the fact that reinvention often occurs because people do not realise that they are trying to do what others have finished doing. To meet the need to records richer and more accurate information in order to synchronise the design activities, this research aims to develop a working prototype of the Digital Knowledge Repository for Engineering Designer system. This knowledge repository not only documents the discussions and decisions related to design, but also the sources of information available on the specific design situation. Through a case study, the system highlights the possibility of a complete picture of a positive direction for the future development of a documentary activity, with a focus on the engineering industry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDS 80-10 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15)
    Subtitle of host publicationDesign Information and Knowledge Management
    EditorsChristian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco Cantamessa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Srinivasan Venkataraman
    PublisherDesign Society
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-73-5
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
    Event20th International Conference on Engineering Design - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Engineering Design
    PublisherDesign Society
    ISSN (Print)2220-4342


    Conference20th International Conference on Engineering Design
    Abbreviated titleICED 2015


    • Design systems
    • Digital repository
    • Knowledge management


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