Capturing Knowledge through Problem Oriented Engineering
Problem Oriented Engineering (POE) is a formal system for engineering design. In previous work, we have success- fully applied POE within the context of software engineer- ing. This paper illustrates the application of POE beyond software to capturing knowledge in a socio-technical con- text. The problem we are considering is that of publishing. Through a POE analysis we capture the essential elements of the problem and show how scientific journals provide a tried and tested solution to this problem, exposing the ratio- nale behind their success.