Reflection Canvas – An Approach to Structure Reflection Activities in Engineering Design
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Ammersdörfer, Theresa; Tartler, Darien; Kauffeld, Simone; Inkerman, David
Institution: Technische Universität Clausthal, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Section: Innovative Process Development
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.29
Globalization and digitalization trigger dynamic changes in technology, economy, organizations, and social systems. Reflectivity becomes a core capability for engineers and companies to meet these challenges. This research aims at supporting structured reflection process in EP to guide goal-oriented adaptions of processes, methods, tools, and collaboration. A Reflection Canvas is proposed master the three phases of a reflection process that are feedback, reflection, and planning. Within the Canvas guiding questions are given to refocus on project goals, social aspects, and the process itself.
Keywords: Structured reflection, process improvement, design learning, engineering design