Computational simulation has been long established across research areas for modelling the behaviour of complex, multivariable and socio-technical systems. In the computational study of teamwork in design, the focus is set on capturing dynamic interactions between the individual team members within their environment using multi-agent systems. Agent-based simulation (ABS) provides a platform to inductively develop and examine theories on human behaviour in design that have the potential to inform experimental research. This chapter aims to outline the role of agent-based simulation in design drawing from a multidimensional framework for computational modelling. This research approach is applied to examine group support at the time of creative breakthroughs. The chapter concludes with guidelines for the use of agent-based simulation in design research.
|Title of host publication||Experimental Design Research: Approaches, Perspectives, Applications|
|Editors||Philip Cash, Mario Štorga, Tino Stankovic´|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|