A modeling of collaboration mechanism of design process based on Channel Theory

Patchanee Patitad, Hidetsugu Suto
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Patchanee Patitad
Available Online 1 June 2015.
Collaboration, Channel Theory, design process, synergetic effects
Collaboration is one of the effective approaches that help us to share knowledge together and exchange ideas within team members. Sometimes, helpful new knowledge that is not held by the members emerges as a result of the collaboration. Such knowledge often contributes to get prime solutions in the collaboration process. However, the way to generate such new knowledge is implicit. In this paper, a method of creating a model, which represents effects of collaboration in a design process is proposed. By using this scheme, we can illustrate what new knowledge can be gotten from a collaboration and we can know the effects of the collaboration.

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