Synthetic Environments as design tool - A case study

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

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Abstract

Successful product design requires intensive communication between all stakeholders of the product or service in the very beginning of the development process. In this stage of the development, often communication is inefficient due to the absence of a prototype. We propose the use of a synthetic environment as a methodology and tool to support communication about a concept design among stakeholders; e.g., designers, end-users, and manufacturers. A case study with industrial partners revealed that a low-cost, easy accessible setup, consisting of haptic and visual simulation only, was sufficient for a realistic evaluation of a product and to provide meaningful information to improve its design.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationThe 4th International INTUITION Coference ' Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments'
EditorsA. Amditis
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
PublisherInstitute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens
Pages239-240
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789602546659
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2007
EventIntuition Conference 2007: The 4th International INTUITION Conference "Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments - Athens, Greece, Athene, Griekenland
Duration: 4 Oct 20075 Oct 2007

Publication series

Name
PublisherInstitute of Communication and Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens

Conference

ConferenceIntuition Conference 2007
CityAthene, Griekenland
Period4/10/075/10/07
OtherOctober 4-5, 2007

Keywords

  • EWI-21103
  • METIS-243255
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
  • Stakeholders
  • Synthetic environment
  • Product design
  • Communication
  • Mixed Reality
  • IR-58730

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