Trust and User-Centered Multi Criteria Decision Making for e-Design Services

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Nicholas Polys

The significance of this research includes: benefits of the accessibility of trustworthy distributed services, importance of the supply chain and other service providers in e-Design environments, absence of existing formalized trust building/maintenance processes and the need to improve current remote service selection methods. Trust is fundamental to human interaction and cooperation. Benefits of a trust for service infrastructure in e-Design include better productivity, quality performance, seamless service provision boundaries, unlimited geographical issues, increased competitiveness and price regulation among service providers.