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Realising intelligent virtual design

Whitfield, R.I. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Wu, Z. (2006) Realising intelligent virtual design. In: Second International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC'06), Intelletigent Virtual Design Environments Workshop, 2006-07-09.

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This paper presents a vision and focus for the CAD Centre research: the Intelligent Design Assistant (IDA). The vision is based upon the assumption that the human and computer can operate symbiotically, with the computer providing support for the human within the design process. Recently however the focus has been towards the development of integrated design platforms that provide general support irrespective of the domain, to a number of distributed collaborative designers. This is illustrated within the successfully completed Virtual Reality Ship (VRS) virtual platform, and the challenges are discussed further within the NECTISE, SAFEDOR and VIRTUE projects.