Title: Modelling design processes and stakeholder perspectives to support collaborative engineering negotiation: a case study of designing individualised prostheses over the internet

Authors: Stephen C-Y. Lu, Jieying Zhang, Chengtao Wang, Francois Grobler

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, OHE430, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, OHE430, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, 20030, P.R. China. ' US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, Champaign, IL, USA

Abstract: Collaborative design over the internet enables the physically decoupled and functionally coupled teams to virtually work together, which involves a large amount of social and technical interactions. The former is often neglected in traditional design. The authors describe a socio-technical framework to support the design process modelling and manage stakeholders| perspectives generated during the design process. A case study was conducted to demonstrate and validate our framework and throw light on areas for further developments and potential applications.

Keywords: co-construction process; collaborative engineering; concept structure; negotiation; perspective; socio-technical systems; collaborative design; web-based design; design process; prostheses design; medical engineering; engineering design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.006418

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.23 No.1, pp.2 - 12

Published online: 05 Mar 2005 *

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