Virtual prototyping in design reviews of industrial systems

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    Virtual prototyping (VP) is increasingly applied during product development processes in industry. This paper investigates if the use of VP supports design reviews and identifies critical issues related to it. In addition, it illustrates a systematic approach for VP design review preparation. Studies were conducted on two cases in the rock crushing industry. Data was collected by observations and using questionnaires. Based on results, VP was seen to be suitable for supporting design reviews and cooperation between participating stakeholders. In addition, it enhanced the first-hand experience of the use context for design engineers. The use of the systematic approach for the preparation of VP design reviews highlighted the importance of the goal setting for the review meetings: it can improve or decrease the quality of the VP design review results. The systematic approach to VP design review preparation can be used by industry and also by the research community.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAcademicMindtrek '17
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5426-4
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 20 Sept 201721 Sept 2017


    Conference21st International Academic Mindtrek Conference
    Abbreviated titleAcademicMindtrek 2017


    • virtual prototyping
    • design review
    • human-centred design
    • participatory design


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