Applying multiple metrics in the performance measurement of design sessions in industry: A co-design case study

Mendy Mombeshora, Elies Dekoninck, Jamie O'Hare, Jean François Boujut, Gaetano Cascini

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The recently launched SPARK project (, aims to understand how Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) technology can be used to support the co-design process. The project aims to develop, build and test a SAR technology for co-design. This paper presents the testing of a suite of metrics to assess the performance of co-design sessions in industry. These metrics will be needed in the SPARK project to help iteratively develop that technology, as well as to provide insights into the overall effects of using SAR tools in co-design. The aim of the study reported in this paper was to design, develop and test a process for applying a suite of co-design session metrics. During the study, the metrics application process was applied to two industry cases and based on the outcomes, refinements were made. This resulted in a proposed process for the evaluation of the effectiveness of co-design sessions. The work presented in this paper will be of particular interest to other researchers seeking to evaluate the impact of a product development tool on a specific design session.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 87-2 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 2: Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
PublisherDesign Society
ISSN (Print)2220-4334


  • Case study
  • Collaborative design
  • Performance measurement
  • Research methodologies and methods
  • Spatially Augmented Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation


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