Accession Number:

ADA339364

Title:

SHARE: A Methodology and Environment for Collaborative Product Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA CENTER FOR DESIGN RESEARCH

Report Date:

1998-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work was to help teams of engineers achieve a shared understanding of their designs and design processes, using agent based computational tools and services for communication, collaboration, analysis, and synthesis. The approach was based on developing 1 Design representations that encompass decisions and rationale linked to the design artifact 2 A distributed architecture that enables agents human and computational to communicate and cooperate in solving engineering problems and 3 Incremental, interactive concurrent engineering tools for analysis and synthesis. As the SHARE tools and environment were developed, they were tested on industry sponsored design projects. Their impact on the design process was analyzed to assess their effectiveness and provide a basis for models of concurrent design and redesign processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE