Design process maps: A look at team dynamics

Scott Streiner, Carly Deibler, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Larry Shuman

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We study how team dynamics affect processes and artifacts using 16 senior capstone design teams. We propose that positive team dynamics leads to higher-quality, innovative designs. Throughout the approximate 30 week project, team members recorded tasks worked on and reflected on team progress. Chronological narratives were created that included the members' activities, breakthroughs, and team specifics. In addition, students completed a team survey, which measured dimensions of: Communication, collaboration, and decision making. Using these datasets and Markovian analysis, we were able to document the importance of positive team dynamics, especially relative to collaboration on project success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jun 5 2010Jun 9 2010


ConferenceIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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