Applicability of synthetic environments for product design

Huaxin Wang, F. Meijer, J. Miedema, Egon van den Broek, Mascha C. van der Voort, Joris S.M. Vergeest

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    Abstract

    This paper studies the applicability of Synthetic Environments (SE) for dynamic prototyping in the early phase of product design. For this purpose, a simple SE, built with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology, was employed to support the design of the lid of an X-Ray machine. Psychological experiments, statistical analysis of questionnaires, and user interviews indicated that for the design problem concerned, the SE was a proper substitution of the physical prototype, although the participants experienced difference in sense of presence. To further improve the applicability of SE, a design strategy of intuitive user interface is proposed for dynamic prototyping in SE to facilitate the communication among stakeholders with various knowledge backgrounds.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME) - Virtual Concept
    EditorsB. Gu, P. Ray
    Place of PublicationFrance
    PublisherEstia School of Engineering
    PagesP56
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2008
    Event7th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME) - Virtual Concept - Beijing, China
    Duration: 8 Oct 200810 Oct 2008

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    PublisherEstia School of Engineering

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME) - Virtual Concept
    Period8/10/0810/10/08
    Other8-10 Oct 2008

    Keywords

    • IR-85415
    • METIS-255736
    • EWI-21033
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
    • dynamic prototyping
    • Synthetic environment
    • Product design
    • Validation
    • Industrial Design

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