Title: How to learn from design project knowledge

Authors: Nada Matta; Guillaume Ducellier

Addresses: Université de Technologie de Troyes 12 rue Marie Curie, BP. 2060, 10010 Troyes Cedex, France ' Université de Technologie de Troyes 12 rue Marie Curie, BP. 2060, 10010 Troyes Cedex, France

Abstract: To enhance learning in an organisation, the knowledge modelling has to emphasise the 'know-what and know-how' (Colin and Spender, 1998; Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1995). In our work, we aim at representing the 'knowing what' and 'knowing about' of a cooperative activity. In other terms, we tend to emphasise knowledge produced in a cooperative activity (design projects) and its context. Our approach tends to extract knowledge from collaborative decision meetings in a structured way and links this knowledge as a smart index to documents and data produced in a design projects. The challenge is how to extract knowledge from a project organisation that is a virtual one. So, a specific approach has been developed in order to keep track of meetings and to link design rationale to organisations elements and to results of a project.

Keywords: knowledge management; project memory; traceability; design projects; Memory Meetings; knowledge modelling; organisational learning; cooperation; cooperative design; collaborative design; knowledge extraction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2014.067189

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2014 Vol.9 No.1/2, pp.164 - 177

Available online: 31 Jan 2015 *

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