LOCM is going to ICED 2017!
The LOCM team are excited to be packing their bags and heading to Vancouver, for the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design, hosted at the University of British Colombia, Canada.
We’ve had great success this year with three papers accepted and three presentations to give. Watch out for our presentations in the conference schedule:
Dr Chris Snider – Identifying the influences on performance of engineering design and development projects
Dr James Gopsill – Automatic design structure matrices: A comparison of two formula student projects
David Jones – Improving engineering information retrieval by combining TD-IDF and product structure classification
See you in Canada!
Research effort has been primarily focused on three areas this quarter to July: presentation of conference papers, development of the framing of the research with respect to engineering Project Health Monitoring (ePHM), and holding industrial workshops.
For the first, we’re delighted to say we’ve picked up not one, but two awards for outstanding contributions to Design ’16 and Design Computing and Cognition ’16. Check out our Publications page for more details.
Framing our Work
Secondly, following an ongoing and extensive period of framing and re-framing, the underlying constructs and methods created as part of the project, we have converged on a model of engineering Project Health Monitoring (ePHM). This model is a contextualisation and extension of the accepted model of IVHM (Intelligent Vehicle Health Monitoring):
In the Q10 report we summarised the design and format of our user-drive workshop. In particular, the workshops last 2.5-3hrs and involve three stages. The first stage is a general discussion and brainstorm of the factors that impact the performance of engineering projects. The second stage involves that ranking of the relative importance of the set of project feature that we have developed. Further, participants are asked to rate the level of understanding of these features afforded by their current tool set. The third stage is an interactive design sessions. Here the aim is for participants to individually then collaboratively develop concepts for supportive dashboards for engineering projects:
To date we have held three workshops: The first was with the Strategic Project Office of the University of Bristol, the second was with Frazer Nash Consultancy, and the third was held in Croatia with a mix of participants from industry and academia. Over 70 people have participated to date. We are planning further workshops with with an industrial partner in August and Formula Student teams later in the year.
Not content with being recognised for his outstanding contribution to the international Design 2016 conference, Chris has also won ‘best poster presentation’ at Design Computing and Cognition.
Read his Design 2016 paper, check out his DCC ’16 poster, or just admire his happy face. Well done Chris!
We’ve had a busy couple of months as we begin to consolidate the various strands of work and ramp-up our industrial engagement. We ran two Participatory Design Sessions in May, picking the brains of over 50 engineers – one with Frazer Nash Consultancy, and one at the Design 2016 International design conference, with a great mix of industry and academic input…
Continue reading “Industrial engagement and interactive dashboards”
This week we’re at the 7th International Design Computing and Cognition conference in Chicago.
Our project has just been presented via an elevator pitch and a poster. The feedback was great, with lots of interest and enthusiasm for the concept of engineering Project Health Monitoring (ePHM).
Delegates were really interested in the set of project features that we have developed and the ‘proxies’ that we use to monitor these. As a consequence, we are going to add a new section to this website that summarises each proxy and the project features for which it can provide insight. Want to know more? Check out the poster and abstract below…
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Waking up at 4:30am? We don’t mind when it’s because we’re flying to Cavtat in Croatia for the Design 2016 conference!
If we can drag ourselves away from the pool at the ‘Team LOCM’ villa, we will be running a workshop on “Designing the next generation of project management dashboards for global engineering projects.” This will be at 13:45 today Monday 16th May in Salon 5 – please do come along.
You’ll also see some of the team presenting throughout the week:
- Session 214: 8:15-10:15 Tuesday 17th May, Congress Hall Konavle
Dr Chris Snider – Determining work focus, common language and issues in engineering projects through topic persistence.
- Session D212: 08:15-10:15 Tuesday 17th May, Congress Hall Bobara
Dr Duncan Boa – Discriminating Engineering Information Interaction using eye tracking and an information operations model.
- Session D412: 08:15-10:15 Thursday 19th May, Congress Hall Bobara
Dr James Gopsill – Computer aided design user interaction as a sensor for monitoring engineers and the engineering design process.
Some of the team will be heading to sunny Croatia for Design 2016 on Monday 16th May. As well as presenting papers we will be delivering a workshop on “DESIGNING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT DASHBOARDS FOR GLOBAL ENGINEERING PROJECTS” Continue reading “Design 2016 workshop”
The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design took place 27-30th July 2015 in Milan. The LOCM team presented five papers across a range of topics:
Continue reading “2015 International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED ’15) Milan, Italy”
The major focus of our research effort has been on the acquisition of further datasets, preparation of prototype dashboards (vision demonstrators) and preparation of conference papers.
For example, here is a new composite of various analyses:
We’re also pleased to report that a total of five conference papers were accepted for presentation at the prestigious International Conference on Engineering Design (http://iced2015.org/), to be held in Milan in July. Details of these papers may be found in our publications section. We are also pleased to announce that RWA have now joined the project.