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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1, ECKM 2006 / Feb 2007  pp1‑130

Editor: Charles Despres

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Knowledge Cooperation in Online Communities: a Duality of Participation and Cultivation  pp1‑6

Marco C. Bettoni, Silvio Andenmatten, Ronny Mathieu

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Alternative Accounting to Manage Intellectual Capital  pp7‑18

György Boda, Peter Szlávik

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Successful Sharing of Project Knowledge: Initiation, Implementation and Institutionalisation  pp19‑28

Waltraud Grillitsch, Alexandra Müller-Stingl, Robert Neumann

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Knowledge Management in a Virtual Community of Practice using Discourse Analysis  pp29‑42

Khalid Hafeez, Fathalla Alghatas

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Knowledge Creation through University‑Industry Collaborative Research Projects  pp43‑54

Julie Hermansand Annick Castiaux

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Notions of Knowledge Management Systems: A Gap Analysis  pp55‑62

Aboubakr A. Moteleb, Mark Woodman

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The Power in Visualising Affects in the Organisational Learning Process  pp63‑72

Theresia Olsson Neve

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Organisational Knowledge Transfer: Turning Research into Action through a Learning History  pp73‑80

Robert Parent, Julie Béliveau

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Why do Managers from Different Firms Exchange Information? A Case Study from a Knowledge‑intensive Industry  pp81‑88

Mirva Peltoniemi

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Actors and Factors: Virtual Communities for Social Innovation  pp89‑96

Susan G. Restler, Diana D. Woolis

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Journalists, the Makers and Breakers of Relational Capital  pp97‑104

Joanna Sinclair

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Exploring Knowledge Processes in User‑Centred Design  pp105‑114

Kaisa Still

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Abstract

This research focuses on analysing knowledge processes of the design process, especially the early phases of the design process that can be called concept design. It aims at developing a body of knowledge that builds on the relevant issues toward user‑centred design in a form of a framework. This is intended to apply, organise and synthesise processes, theories and concepts from the separate but linked disciplines of knowledge management and human‑ computer interaction, hence addressing one of the most essential topics and goals of system design, i.e. how to define what is needed in the system and how the system should mediate human activities„for the purposes of this research, in the context of interest‑based communities and mobile technology. The framework is based on the following propositions: (1) The participants of design process include designers and users as actors, both of which are seen to possess knowledge needed toward successful design; (2) this knowledge is proposed to be context‑specific, hence being specific for certain users using certain technology; (3) for the user as well as for the design professional there are some things that are known but have not been articulated; and (4) the knowledge processes transforming tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge by users and designers are linked and need to be combined, finally (5) toward knowledge embedded into concepts, products, or services. Overall, the research highlights how knowledge processes enable user involvement and capturing tacit (and novel) user knowledge toward successful concept designdesign. 

 

Keywords: user-centred design, concept design, knowledge process, tacit knowledge

 

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Partaking as a Tool for Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Practice  pp115‑122

June Tolsby, Per Kirkebak

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Educational Ontology and Knowledge Testing  pp123‑130

Réka Vas

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