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.
|Published - 2003
|International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) 2003 World Congress -
Duration: 01 Jan 2003 → …
|International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) 2003 World Congress
|01/01/2003 → …