Information-triggered Co-evolution: A Combined Process Perspective

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    Core elements of design work include the development of problem/solution
    understanding, as well as information and knowledge sharing activities. However, their interrelationships have been little explored. As such, this work aims to take the first steps towards a more integrated evaluation and description of the interaction between understanding and activity, based around co-evolutionary transition events; and start to answer the question: How can the link between co-evolution and activity be systematically characterized as a foundation for a more fundamental description of design activity? A
    protocol analysis is used to provide the basis for characterization of different types of coevolutionary transition event. A number of distinct event types are described and significant differences in information use and team engagement are identified across transition events. Bringing these findings together, we propose a unitary model of the interaction between activity and understanding around co-evolutionary transition events. This has a number of implications for future theory building and testing in both design activity and wider design
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAnalysing Design Thinking
    Subtitle of host publicationStudies of Cross-Cultural Co-Creation
    EditorsB.T. Christensen, L.J. Ball, K. Halskov
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9781138748446
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Co-evolution
    • design activity
    • information processing
    • knowledge sharing

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