The value of design knowledge
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1992, 00:00 by Yoram Reich, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
Abstract: "The quality of design knowledge a system has substantially influences its performance; good quality design knowledge is a true asset. Often, the terms knowledge, its quality, and how it is measured, are left vague enough to accommodate several interpretations. This paper articulates two definitions of knowledge and their associated measures. A detailed example of knowledge evaluation using the measures is described. The example demonstrates the value of knowledge quality evaluation. This value is an addition to the methodological function that evaluation provides. Finally, the paper briefly discusses the scope of the measures and their relationships."