Virtual worlds as collaborative environments for design and manufacturing: from idea to product

Scott C. Chase

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Abstract

The growth of internet based communication has facilitated the development of open source, collaborative methods of working, with growing exploration of virtual worlds as potential working environments. This paper describes their use for prod¬uct design and manufacturing, with examples from the virtual world Second Life for idea generation, collaborative design, and virtual manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Event2nd International Workshop on Virtual Manufacturing, published in 5th INTUITION International Conference - Torino, Italy
Duration: 8 Oct 2008 → …

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Virtual Manufacturing, published in 5th INTUITION International Conference
CityTorino, Italy
Period8/10/08 → …

Keywords

  • virtual worlds
  • vVirtual manufacturing
  • oOpen source design
  • collaborative design
  • design engineering

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    Chase, S. C. (2008). Virtual worlds as collaborative environments for design and manufacturing: from idea to product. Paper presented at 2nd International Workshop on Virtual Manufacturing, published in 5th INTUITION International Conference, Torino, Italy, .