Usage-Centered Design of Adaptable Visualization Services: Application to Cooperation Support Services System in the AEC Sector

  • Sylvain Kubicki
  • Gilles Halin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 53)


In the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector (AEC) cooperation between actors is essential for project success. The analysis of the cooperation context enables the identification of the “usages” carried out by each actor of a construction project when cooperating with others. It constitutes an important issue in highly collaborative domains. This article suggests a usage-centered process to design Adaptable Visualization Services. A Model-Driven Engineering lets us to describe usages, visualization services, business services and business domain and to define the relationships between their concepts. This method, inspired from UI design methods from software engineering or HCI domains, is integrated in an innovative service design process which guides the visualization services discovery, specification, development and appropriation by the end-users.


Visualization service Service design Usage-centered design Model-driven approach Construction sector 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Kubicki
    • 1
  • Gilles Halin
    • 2
  1. 1.Public Research Centre Henri TudorLuxembourgLuxembourg
  2. 2.Research Centre in Architecture and EngineeringNancyFrance

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