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Collaborative design

The results of undergraduate project-based courses have demonstrated the need to push collaborative design training further. A more complete and targeted program would better serve students interested in this field and would provide industry and the research environment with leading-edge knowledge in collaborative design.

This activity includes a meeting with researchers, trainers and industry specialists to explore collaboration opportunities that would maximize research and training in collaborative design.

Theme 1: Training and industrial practice in collaborative design

Structured collaborative design training is currently in the infancy stage. Since 2006, teams of engineering, industrial design and administration students at the Université de Montréal campus have been carrying out product and service design projects for industrial clients. These projects involve solving complex issues in a transdisciplinary environment. In addition to serving as a training tool, the projects generate significant research questions.

Theme 2: Collaborative design research

The Hybridlab’s expertise regarding collaborative work, remote communication tools and distributed work will be addressed in the discussions. The research conducted on human-machine interactions and the design process will be used to discuss the tools and methods that can facilitate project completion in a context of collaborative design between disciplines.

Theme 3: Advanced training in collaborative design

The results of undergraduate project-based courses have demonstrated the need to push collaborative design training further. A more complete and targeted program would better serve students interested in this field and would provide industry and the research environment with leading-edge knowledge in collaborative design.

An initiative of MATI Montreal