iCollab--Real-time Infrastructure for Collaborative e-Design Services

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Visualization and Virtual Prototyping

Research team: Nicholas Polys

We proposed to examine the engineering and design process in order to understand the requirements for collaboration and real-time communication in eDesign. This research has illuminated the design process of a member company and provided an enabling infrastructure for digital model building and management among distributed teams. iCollab has supported a number of work modes including search, explore, tether, modify, annotate. The graphical and web-based system can be augmented with voice communication.