A VR/KM INTEGRATED PLATFORM FOR SUPPORTING INTEROPERABILITY IN CONCEPT DESIGN
In the rapidly growing global economy car manufacturers now require quality, innovation and short time to market to win the increasing competition. This is traduced in the need for optimization of the development process that can be achieved through the maximization of re-use of data and internal knowledge of the company. This research aims at development of a platform that integrates Virtual Reality and Knowledge Management systems, within the early stages of the design process which supports information-rich contents. The system’s aim is to support not only design creativity, enhancing stylers’ natural capacities, but will also allow a better understanding of the creative process through its decomposition.