The design and evaluation of hypertext structures for supporting design problem solving

Share/Save/Bookmark

Vries de, E. and Jong de, T. (1999) The design and evaluation of hypertext structures for supporting design problem solving. Instructional Science, 27 (3-4). pp. 285-302. ISSN 0020-4277

[img]PDF
Restricted to UT campus only
: Request a copy
124Kb
Abstract:Computer-based complex information systems are used increasingly more often, for a growing variety of purposes, in both educational and professional contexts. Since the effectiveness of information systems will largely depend on the particular purpose and the particular task context at hand, at least part of our research efforts should be directed at studying specific application areas. This paper reports a study on the use of hypertext information systems during architectural-design problem solving. Theoretical notions on design problem solving, such as distinguishing between a problem-structuring and a problem-solving phase, provide us with expectations about the changing informational needs during the design process. Specific information structures are proposed, incorporating design principles from learning research, to accommodate these informational needs. Results of an empirical study indeed showed interactions between design phase and information structure when separately inspecting the outcomes for problem structuring and problem solving. Educational implications include the use of a combination of hierarchical decomposition and cross-referencing for certain instructional goals, such as teaching complexity and abstraction.
Item Type:Article
Copyright:© 1999 Springer
Faculty:
Behavioural Sciences (BS)
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/26794
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1003158614554
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 135445