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Proceedings of CAD'16, 2016, 290-295
Research Methodology Framework for CAD/CAM-A Synthesis of Existing Approaches

Oladele O. Owodunni, University of Greenwich

Abstract. Recent comments from leading engineering design researchers suggest that research methodology is not well considered by most engineering design researchers. Other researchers have mentioned that compared to disciplines like social sciences, “scientific and engineering disciplines are far less methodologically aware”. Blessing and Charabarti pointed out that there are fewer books and research publications addressing research methodology that is appropriate for design research. CAD/CAM research which can be considered as a sub-field of design research is even much less considered when it comes to existing research methodology. Eckert et al discussed the issue of wrong usage of the existing frameworks such as Design Research Methodology, DRM within the CAD/CAM or design research community. This wrong usage is indicated by a rigid adoption of research methodological frameworks and could lead to members of the research community questioning if research methodology serves any purpose.

Keywords. CAD Research methodology, CAD Education, CAD research philosophy, Process Optimization

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2016.290-295