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A lightweight collaborative tool to support design research
Abstract This paper proposes that Wikis, lightweighThis paper proposes that Wikis, lightweight web-based collaborative tools, can provide substantive support to the design research community. The key feature of Wikis is that in principle anyone can edit content; this changes the dynamic of collaborative interactions in a way that generally facilitates the emergence of bodies of knowledge. Wikis are compared to other tools, including email lists and sophisticated content management systems (CMSs). It is found that Wikis offer a far richer functionality than email lists without the administrative overhead associated with full-blown CMSs. The basics of Wikis are explained, with particular emphasis on a new Wiki, called Xiki, being developed by the author expressly for the support of certain design research projects. Four projects are described: a dictionary of design terms and concepts, an annotated bibliography of design publications, a repository for design patterns, and a design "co-laboratory." Each of these projects is explained insofar as they benefit by having Wiki functionality available. Based on the increasing popularity of Wikis generally, and the advantages provided by Xiki, the author expects that this technology will benefit design research, and is working to develop Xiki to meet this expectation. to develop Xiki to meet this expectation.
Abstractsub This paper proposes that Wikis, lightweighThis paper proposes that Wikis, lightweight web-based collaborative tools, can provide substantive support to the design research community. The key feature of Wikis is that in principle anyone can edit content; this changes the dynamic of collaborative interactions in a way that generally facilitates the emergence of bodies of knowledge. Wikis are compared to other tools, including email lists and sophisticated content management systems (CMSs). It is found that Wikis offer a far richer functionality than email lists without the administrative overhead associated with full-blown CMSs. The basics of Wikis are explained, with particular emphasis on a new Wiki, called Xiki, being developed by the author expressly for the support of certain design research projects. Four projects are described: a dictionary of design terms and concepts, an annotated bibliography of design publications, a repository for design patterns, and a design "co-laboratory." Each of these projects is explained insofar as they benefit by having Wiki functionality available. Based on the increasing popularity of Wikis generally, and the advantages provided by Xiki, the author expects that this technology will benefit design research, and is working to develop Xiki to meet this expectation. to develop Xiki to meet this expectation.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Salustri F.A. +
Has extra keyword Collaborative interaction + , Collaborative tools + , Content management system + , Design Patterns + , Design research + , Key feature + , Support design + , Web authoring + , Web-based collaboration + , Wiki + , Electronic mail + , Research + , Websites + , Design +
Has keyword Design research + , Web authoring + , Web-based collaboration + , Wiki +
Isbn 0858257882; 9780858257887  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Proceedings ICED 05, the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design +
Title A lightweight collaborative tool to support design research +
Type conference paper  +
Volume DS 35  +
Year 2005 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 16:10:23  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Conference papers  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 November 2014 16:10:23  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2005  +
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