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Title: Visual information and knowledge representation in organisations
Authors: Nowbati, Behzad
Keywords: Case study
Information presentation
Visual information and knowledge transfer in construction
Tools for visual knowledge transfer
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Behzad Nowbati
Abstract: The construction industry’s environment is continually changing. Employees are now more geographically widespread and diverse, both culturally and educationally, than ever before. A great deal of research has been carried out on knowledge acquisition and storage, but there is still a distinct lack of research into knowledge presentation and communication. Information and knowledge presentation play a significant role in daily decision-making processes, when inappropriate decisions may result from inaccurate or poorly communicated information. The simplified, filtered coherent presentation of explicit knowledge can be instrumental to a successful, profitable and safety conscious business. Wates Construction is a major construction company and employs around 1300 people directly, as well as various subcontractors on different projects. Their current turn over is around £1billion, they are based in the UK and have branches in Ireland and Abu Dhabi. Wates realised their existing information system was inefficiently conveying information to its employees and the need to provide a simplified system, to assist staff’s decision-making processes. Earlier IT professionals’ attempts to make the system more usable had made no significant difference to its performance.
Description: A dissertation thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree Doctor of Engineering (EngD), at Loughborough University.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/8467
ISBN: 9781907382413
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