EXAMINING NON-REPRESENTATION IN ENGINEERING NOTATIONS EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE ONTOLOGICAL INCOMPLETENESS OF THE FUNCTIONALLY-RATIONAL MODELLING PARADIGM

Larry Stapleton, C. Murphy

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    Abstract

    The assumption that functionally rational notations can represent organisational spaces is central to engineering diagrammatical approaches in the delivery of advanced technology. This is reflected in a approach to notations which assumes objective, rationalistic ontologies. This paper opens the debate on research into notations and their relationship to sound method and socio-technical issues, suggesting that researchers need to rethink the ways in which the world is represented in engineering documentation, especially Requirements Engineering and Business Process Re-Engineering (BPRE). Empirical data from 9 companies and 48 people involved in manufacturing systems projects is presented which provides evidence for this position.
    Original languageEnglish
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    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventInternational Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) 2003 World Congress -
    Duration: 01 Jan 2003 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) 2003 World Congress
    Period01/01/2003 → …

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