Formal and informal computer mediated communication within within design teams for complex building projects

A.F.H.J. Otter, den

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    In this paper the information environment of design teams is discussed because of the use of Internet based Project websites (PWS) to improve the information exchange within design teams. Because design teams heavenly depend on informal information exchange and PWS is a tool for formalising information exchange the question is how a PWS can be used effectively within deign environments. To get a more holistic view on the information environment of design teams Davenport’s model for Information ecology is used (Davenport, 1997). The design organisation of DGW&T of the Ministry of Defense in the Netherlands is described by using the different aspects of information ecology. Finally informal information exchange processes within DGW&T are discussed as well as possibilities for improvement of information handling.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationValue Through Design, CIB – W96 publication 280
    EditorsC. Gray, M. Prins
    Pages121-129
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventJoint CIB W096 Architectural Management & Design Research Society Conference, September 14-15, 2001, Reading, UK - Reading, United Kingdom
    Duration: 14 Sep 200115 Sep 2001

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    ConferenceJoint CIB W096 Architectural Management & Design Research Society Conference, September 14-15, 2001, Reading, UK
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityReading
    Period14/09/0115/09/01
    Other"Value Through Design"

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    Otter, den, A. F. H. J. (2001). Formal and informal computer mediated communication within within design teams for complex building projects. In C. Gray, & M. Prins (Eds.), Value Through Design, CIB – W96 publication 280 (pp. 121-129)