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

Stapleton, Larry and Murphy, C. (2003) EXAMINING NON-REPRESENTATION IN ENGINEERING NOTATIONS EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE ONTOLOGICAL INCOMPLETENESS OF THE FUNCTIONALLY-RATIONAL MODELLING PARADIGM. In: International Federation of Automation and Control (IFAC) 2003 World Congress.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments or Groups: Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture
Divisions: School of Science
Depositing User: Admin SSL
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 17:41
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1117

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