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Visualization Platforms for Conceptual Design

Visualization Platforms for Conceptual Design

Year: 2009

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Opiyo, Eliab Zephania

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Pages: 13-24

Abstract

In the research described in this paper, we used structured rule based analytical method, questionnaire survey method and expert evaluation method to systematically identify suitable visualization platforms for conceptual design tasks by taking into consideration technological affordances and usability demands. Comparatively, the structured analytical method we developed and used in this work focuses more on technological issues, takes into account typical working situations and is based on unambiguous sets of rules which the user only need to apply. It has been shown that there is no particular type visualization technology that fulfils all visualization demands in the conceptual design process. Also, it has been concluded in all three studies that the design tasks that require space imagination such as deciding on how the final design should look like, reviewing the ergonomics of the designs and assembly verification can be accomplished aptly by using design support systems equipped with 3D displays.

Keywords: 3D Design, product visualization, computer aided design, conceptual design.

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