RE-USE OF ENGINEERING DESIGN RATIONALE IN FINNISH SME PROJECT BASED INDUSTRY
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Ellman, Asko; Paronen, Juha; Juuti, Tero Sakari; Tiainen, Tarja
Section: DESIGN INNOVATION
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0363
This study presents views on barriers of re-use of engineering design rationale. The research data was gathered by interviewing 29 persons who work in 19 different Finnish SME engineering project based companies. The topic was studied on three main levels: due to actions of business management, due to actions of project team and due to individuals own action. From this perspective, six categories of barriers of tacit knowledge re-use were found: Time management, Tools and documentation practices, Working methods, Validity of information, Well-being at work and Distinction in competence.
Keywords: design knowledge, design practice, design management