MERGING DESIGN ACTIVITIES AMONG DIFFERENT APPLICATION FIELDS: FROM MEDICINE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE TO INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
The aim of this work is to define a uniform methodology for problem solving issues useful in different fields. Two processes related to medical field and cultural field have been analyzed in order to highlight common activities. IDEF method has been used to obtain structured models of the processes. CSCW, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping have been chosen as links among such different realities. The extracted common activities have been joint into a new, context-independent, work methodology. In the same time, this method extends the usage of tools and techniques closely related to industrial applications.