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Web based collaboration for furniture design: Survey and the structure of a collaborative working environment

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Publication date1/01/2008
Host publication5th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, DET 2008
PublisherPublibook
Pages41-55
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9782748345988
Original languageEnglish
Event5th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, DET 2008 - Nantes, France
Duration: 22/10/200824/10/2008

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, DET 2008
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period22/10/0824/10/08

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, DET 2008
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period22/10/0824/10/08

Abstract

This paper investigates the demands of Web-based collaboration in the furniture industry by analyzing results obtained from primary surveys. A collaborative work environment (CWE) is then proposed to meet the demands. The CWE allows geographically dispersed team members to collaborate over the Internet to conduct a total furniture design process. The structure of the CWE is presented. Various resources including design data, product simulation models, materials, marketing information and client's requirements etc. are integrated into the CWE and shared with all the participants of the total design process.