Physical prototypes in cross-functional team collaboration : a study of the Model-T2 concept car project
Datta, S., Hanafin, S., Rolfe, B. and de Souza, T. 2012, Physical prototypes in cross-functional team collaboration : a study of the Model-T2 concept car project, in VRAP 2011 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla., pp. 779-784.
VRAP 2011 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping
Bartolo, Paulo J. Soares de Lemos, Ana C. Tojeira, Ana P. O. Pereira, Antonio M. H. Mateus, Artur J. Mendes, Ausenda L. A. dos Santos, Cyril Freitas, Dino M. F. Bartolo, Helena M. de Amorim Almeida, Henrique dos Reis, Igor M. Dias, Juliana R. Domingos, Marco A. N. Alves, Nuno M. F. Pereira, Ruben F. B. Patricio, Tatiana M. F. Ferreira, Telma M. D.
Advanced Research and Rapid Prototyping. Conference
Place of publication
Boca Raton, Fla.
Virtual and physical prototypes play a significant role in the design of artifacts. This is particularly true in cross-functional team collaboration, where diverse disciplines come together to contribute to the concept, design and development of an artifact. While the role of prototyping in design and cross-functional collaboration has been widely studied independently, little is known of the role that physical prototypes play during cross-functional team collaboration. This paper reports on a study of virtual and physical prototyping strategies used by a cross-functional team comprising engineers and designers working on a concept car project. The paper provides a background of the collaborative design process and details the role of physical prototyping methods during the design of the concept car.
Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design