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Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities

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dc.contributor.author Buckley, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.author Seery, Niall
dc.contributor.author Canty, Donal
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T11:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T11:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7383
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Design activities typically involve and culminate in the creation of models representative of new ideas and conceptions. The format is often dictated by the specific discipline, with ideas in design and technology education regularly being externalised through the use of computer aided design (CAD). This paper focusses on the realisation stage of a design process, specifically when conceptual ideas are being externalised through CAD. Acknowledging students as novices or quasi-experts with regards to their levels of technical expertise and recognising the limitations in the cognitive capacities of humans suggests merit in investigating problem solving strategies through the lens of heuristics. A comparative study was employed between two distinct CAD systems to examine students modelling behaviour. Considering the situational context of the problems encountered and the bounded rationality which the students are operating within, a number of insights are generated from the findings which are of importance from a pedagogical perspective within design and technology education. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Technology and Design Education;28 (4), pp. 939–956
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-017-9423-2
dc.subject heuristics en_US
dc.subject design behaviour en_US
dc.subject design cognition en_US
dc.subject modelling en_US
dc.subject computer aided design en_US
dc.subject problem solving en_US
dc.title Heuristics and CAD modelling: an examination of student behaviour during problem solving episodes within CAD modelling activities en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10798-017-9423-2
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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