Article ID: CBB558820507

Objects as Carriers of Engineering Knowledge (2022)


Martin Stacey (Author)
Claudia Eckert (Author)

Engineering Studies
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Pages: 87-108

Publication Date: 2022
Edition Details: Special issue: Engineering Epistemology: Between theory and practice
Language: English

The role of previous products in evolutionary engineering design is often neglected. In design discourse, references to objects provide terse expressions of complex information that cannot easily be expressed otherwise. Previous artifacts serve in conjunction with more general engineering knowledge to enable designers and design teams in engineering companies to work in ways that would be very difficult or impossible without them. They trigger the retrieval and active construction of personal knowledge, but also provide a scaffold for sharing knowledge and using it collectively. For companies, their products encapsulate and carry a significant part of the collective knowledge of the organization.

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Article Sjoerd Zwart (2022) Engineering Epistemology: Between Theory and Practice. Engineering Studies (pp. 79-86). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Tehya Stockman
George P. Batten
Hassan Habibi Gharakheili
Lamm, Michael
Tom Heale
Michelle Millar Fisher
Engineering Studies
Social Studies of Science
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Science, Technology and Human Values
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Springer Nature
MIT Press
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Things; objects in the world
Saraceno, Tomás
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
United States
South Korea
Arctic regions

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