A Web and Virtual Reality Based Paradigm for Collaborative Management and Verification of Design Knowledge

  • George Chryssolouris
  • Dimitris Mavrikios
  • Menelaos Pappas

Abstract

This chapter presents a paradigm for collaborative management and verification of design knowledge through a platform that is based on the seamless integration of Web services and Virtual Reality technology. The DiCoDEv (Distributed Collaborative Design Evaluation) platform enables online collaboration among distributed design expert groups or individuals, through a shared virtual environment. The developed platform supports efficient knowledge management and facilitates synchronous and asynchronous communication during the whole design phase of a new product. The use of Virtual Reality enables the advanced multi-user visualization and interaction with the virtual prototype. The aim of this work is to present a robust Web-based collaboration tool for the efficient use of designer’s knowledge for improving the group decision making capabilities during the product development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Chryssolouris
    • 1
  • Dimitris Mavrikios
    • 1
  • Menelaos Pappas
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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