Supporting communication between designers with artifact-centered evolving information spaces Conference Paper uri icon


  • The interaction of various design decisions and the communication of the rationale for decisions between designers are two problems that have not been solved by current systems supporting design. Through the observation of computer network designers we have developed a framework, system architecture, and prototype implementation for supporting this type of communication within an evolving information space centered around the artifact being designed. The importance of our approach is in the integration of the design of the artifact and the communication between the designers. XNETWORK, a knowledge-based design environment for computer network design, incorporates this artifact-centered communication as a method for the easy addition of network designers' understanding about the design task.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

author list (cited authors)

  • Reeves, B., & Shipman, F.

complete list of authors

  • Reeves, B||Shipman, F

publication date

  • December 1992