A Proposed Framework For Collaborative Design In a Virtual Environment

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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering


This paper describes a proposed framework for a collaborative design in a virtual environment. The framework consists of components that support a true collaborative design in a real-time 3D virtual environment. In support of the proposed framework, a prototype application is being developed. The authors envision the framework will have, but not limited to the following features: (1) real-time manipulation of 3D objects across the network, (2) support for multi-designer activities and information access, (3) co-existence within same virtual space, etc. This paper also discusses a proposed testing to determine the possible benefits of a collaborative design in a virtual environment over other forms of collaboration, and results from a pilot test. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010.

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Advanced Techniques in Computing Sciences and Software Engineering

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