Authors: Hafida Bouarfa, Nesrine Toubaline
Addresses: Data Processing Department, University of Blida, BP 270 Route de Soumaa 9000, Blida, Algeria. ' Data Processing Department, University of Blida, BP 270 Route de Soumaa 9000, Blida, Algeria
Abstract: A virtual design studio is distributed across space and time and information is represented electronically. The technology available for the studios includes Computer Aided Design (CAD), image processing, World Wide Web, video conferencing, e-mail, shared files and files transfer. The potential for this technology in a design necessary. However, environment is to reduce the need to physically meet when collaboration is sophisticated technological tools do not warrant a successful collaborative design work. The importance of humans in the process is fundamental. That is why we introduce the concept of leader agent or coordinator. The objective of this paper is to propose a collaborative platform for virtual design studios.
Keywords: virtual design studios; collaborative design; collaboration; virtual teams; coordinators.
International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia, 2010 Vol.1 No.2, pp.95 - 103
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