Benefits of the use of virtual environments in product design review meeting

Susanna Aromaa, Simo-Pekka Leino, Juhani Viitaniemi, Lauri Jokinen, Sauli Kiviranta

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    This paper describes and categories benefits of the use of VEs in design review meeting collected from two industrial case studies. Main benefits are: (1) the information and knowledge sharing; (2) the user participation and requirement management; (3) the design decision making and learning; (4) the visualisation and immersion of VE systems; (5) the enhancement of designers' experience of the use of product; (6) the evaluation of different lifecycle phases, and (7) the time and cost savings. Based on this and other studies it has become clear that there are different types of benefits and classifying and defining them in e.g. cost, time or effort is difficult. This paper classifies these benefits in three categories: (1) VEs; (2) design, and (3) business, and describes relations between them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDS 70: Proceedings of DESIGN 2012, the 12th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Place of PublicationZagreb, Croatia
    PublisherDesign Society
    ISBN (Electronic)978-9-5377-3817-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 21 May 201225 May 2012
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012
    Abbreviated titleDESIGN 2012


    • design review
    • virtual environments (VEs)
    • human centred design (HCD)


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