From collaborative business practices to user's adapted visualization services: towards a usage-centered method dedicated to the AEC sector

Résumé :

Abstract. Visualization of the cooperation context is an important issue, especially when applied to complex and unstable collective activities, as it is the case in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC). With the aim of assisting cooperative construction projects it is important to propose business services and user views adapted to user's business requirements. This paper presents the concept of "adapted visualization service" and a usage- centered method that enables to design visualization services adapted to actor's business needs.
Keywords: collaborative practice, visualization services, adapted visualization, usage-centered method, cooperative context, business requirement.

CDVE 2011, 11-14 september 2011, Hong-Kong, China

Septembre 2011