Searching requirements for a system to support cooperative concept design in product development

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This paper addresses a system design problem of what kind of support for cooperative concept design could be incorporated into a virtual reality prototyping system. We have studied and analysed how cooperative concept design is conducted in a series of multidisciplinary design meetings. This paper collects the analysis of that material and three interviews conducted simultaneously in industrial setting. The efforts of multidisciplinary designers in search toward a common understanding of the product concept during design process are reported. Thus, work done on the product concept and on coupling different interdisciplinary perspectives are studied. It is shown, e.g., that the concept can deviate very much in the early stages of concurrent engineering process. A lot of work is also required to manage the complexity of design and differing opinions of the goal. An understanding of how cooperation in these meetings was organized is presented with implications to further research with requirements of virtual reality prototyping systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd conference on Designing interactive systems
Subtitle of host publicationprocesses, practices, methods, and techniques
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-89791-863-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication


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