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Table 4 Similarities and differences in practices across informants

From: Design as an interactive boundary object

Practices Informants
Computer scientist Management expert 1 Management expert 2 Architect Architectural engineer Engineering designer 1 Engineering designer 2 Engineering designer 3 Engineering designer 4 Industrial psychologist Patent lawyer Civil engineer Industrial engineer Mechanical engineer
Design tools
 Quantitative tools X + X + X X + X + +   X X X
 Qualitative tools +   + X X + X +   X X    +
Design approaches
 Problem solving X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Open-ended engagement X +   X   +    X   X    
Interactions
 Interaction with material artifacts      X X   X X X     X
 Interaction with designers outside of one’s discipline + + X X X X X X X X X X + X
  1. Biographical sketch of each informant is summarized in Appendix A