Digital Visual Management Tools in Design Management

Barbara Pedo, Fernanda M. P. Brandalise, Daniela Dietz Viana, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Carlos T. Formoso, Andrew Whitelock-Wainwright

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Managing design often requires a complex organisational structure, due to the large number of internal and external stakeholders involved. That complexity demands an information system to support collaboration and coordination. However, traditional communication approaches only partially comply with the requirements of digital design environments. Visual Management (VM) has the potential to increase process transparency in design and facilitate the information transfer between stakeholders. Nonetheless, there is a lack of effective VM methods to support design management. The aim of this paper is to investigate the adoption of digital VM tools in design management. The paper presents findings of an ongoing research project developed with an infrastructure design company in the UK, following the Design Science Research approach. The main findings include the discussion of VM concepts in a digital design environment, as well as the analysis of existing VM tools which contribute to new ways of working and communicating.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction IGLC 2020
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2020
Event28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Online, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 202010 Jul 2020
Conference number: 28


Conference28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC28
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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