Points of Departure

The field of Project Information Management does not adequately describe how to fully communicate design processes, despite the value of this communication.

Knowing how designers carry out designs provides “designers with valuable insights…” yet few researchers have attempted to capture “know-how knowledge,” such as design procedures (Ishino & Jin 2006).

Communicating processes requires overcoming social, technical and representational challenges. Consequently, this research project finds points of departure in:

  • Organizational Science
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Process Modeling


These Points of Departure form the foundation for the development of the Design Process Communication Methodology.


Figure 1: To reach more effective and efficient design practices, the industry requires the ability to capture existing processes. Current Project Information Management research does not bridge this gap. Capturing processes requires overcoming social, technical and representational challenges. Consequently, this research project looks for points of departure in the Organizational Science, Human Computer Interaction, and Process Modeling fields to build a Design Process Communication Methodology.




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