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Collaborative Design in Virtual Environments

  • Xiangyu Wang
  • Jerry Jen-Hung Tsai
  • a comprehensive reference volume

  • state-of-the-art in the area of design studies

  • overview of the best working examples and applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Virtual Environments for Design: Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Representation and Embodiments in Collaborative Virtual Environments: Objects, Users, and Presence

  4. Design Cooperation: Sharing Context in Collaborative Virtual Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Jeff W. T. Kan, Jerry J. -H. Tsai, Xiangyu Wang
      Pages 77-87
    3. Feniosky Peña-Mora, Mani Golparvar-Fard, Zeeshan Aziz, Seungjun Roh
      Pages 89-99
  5. How Designers Design in Collaborative Virtual Environments

  6. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Bharat Dave
      Pages 143-151

About this book


Collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) are multi-user virtual realities which actively support communication and co-operation. This book offers a comprehensive reference volume to the state-of-the-art in the area of design studies in CVEs. It is an excellent mix of contributions from over 25 leading researcher/experts in multiple disciplines from academia and industry, providing up-to-date insight into the current research topics in this field as well as the latest technological advancements and the best working examples. Many of these results and ideas are also applicable to other areas such as CVE for design education.

Overall, this book serves as an excellent reference for postgraduate students, researchers and practitioners who need a comprehensive approach to study the design behaviours in CVEs. It is also a useful and informative source of materials for those interested in learning more on using/developing CVEs to support design and design collaboration.


CVE Collaborative virtual environment design

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiangyu Wang
    • 1
  • Jerry Jen-Hung Tsai
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Built EnvironmentThe University of New South Wales Australia
  2. 2.Yuan Ze University Chung-LiTaiwan R.O.C.

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