On Knowledge Level Theories and the Knowledge Management of Designing

DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik

Year: 2002
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Smithers, T.
Section: Design information systems & knowledge management
Page(s): 87-92


The design and engineering of new products faces new and difficult challenges due to the globalisation of markets and the rapid development of new technologies. To be competitive, companies must become Intelligent Enterprises. How intelligent an enterprise is, thus depends upon how well it manages its knowledge. This paper presents a definition of knowledge based upon Newell's Knowledge Level, and introduces a Knowledge Level theory of designing. How this theory can offer a theoretical basis for supporting the effective knowledge management of designing is then outlined.

Keywords: Design information systems, knowledge management


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