On Knowledge Level Theories and the Knowledge Management of Designing
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Smithers, T.
Section: Design information systems & knowledge management
The design and engineering of new products faces new and difficult challenges due to the globalisation of markets and the rapid development of new technologies. To be competitive, companies must become Intelligent Enterprises. How intelligent an enterprise is, thus depends upon how well it manages its knowledge. This paper presents a definition of knowledge based upon Newell's Knowledge Level, and introduces a Knowledge Level theory of designing. How this theory can offer a theoretical basis for supporting the effective knowledge management of designing is then outlined.