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Quantitative Comparison of High- and Low-Performing Teams in a Design Task Subject to Drastic Changes

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K. 2014, ASME IDETC – Design Theory and Methodology Conference Many design tasks are subject to changes in goals or constraints. For instance, a client might modify specifications after design has commenced, or a competitor...
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Rolling with the Punches: An Examination of Team Performance in a Design Task Subject to Drastic Changes

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K. 2015, Design Studies, vol. 36, pp. 99-121 Designers must often create solutions to problems that exhibit dynamic characteristics. For instance, a client might modify specifications after design has commenced, or a competitor may...
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Research and Practice Group Methodology: A Case Study in Student Success

McComb, C., and Tehrani, F.M 2014, ASEE Pacific-Southwest Conference Experiential learning is a key component in engineering education. In civil engineering, this component is typically delivered through multiple projects. These projects may include term projects for...
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Optimizing Design Teams Based on Problem Properties: Computational Team Simulations and an Applied Empirical Test

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K. 2017, Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 139(4), pp. 1-12. The performance of a team with the right characteristics can exceed the mere sum of the constituent members’ individual efforts. However, a team having the wrong...
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Eliciting Configuration Design Heuristics with Hidden Markov Models

McComb, C., Cagan, J., and Kotovsky, K. 2017, International Conference on Engineering Design Configuration design problems, characterized by the selection and assembly of components into a final desired solution, are common in engineering design. Although a variety of...
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