Published July 9, 2023 | Version v1
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Rapid Prototyping Platform for Multi-stakeholder Involvement in the Design of User Interaction

  • 1. Siemens


Over the last couple of years, human oriented manufacturing, also called social manufacturing, became an ever more important aim in the transition into an industry 4.0. One of the best ways of doing that is to bring the end users, manufactures, and other participants from the production and design process closer together, so they can all make improved and socially sustainable products a reality. Prototyping, as a part of the design thinking process, plays a significant role in the physical and virtual implementation of a concept and is an essential phase during the collaborative design and search for new ideas. Depending on the project objectives and the collaborator skills and preferences, different forms of prototyping can be applied. This paper describes a prototyping platform that makes use of the combination of different prototyping techniques. The proposed approach for collaborative prototyping is illustrated with an example of the idea development for several interaction scenarios of different complexity.



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iPRODUCE – A Social Manufacturing Framework for Streamlined Multi-stakeholder Open Innovation Missions in Consumer Goods Sectors 870037
European Commission