Developing a methodology for Co-creation in aviation industry using extended reality technologies

Developing a methodology for Co-creation in aviation industry using extended reality technologies

Sandhya Santhosh, Francesca De Crescenzio

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Abstract: In the recent times the concept of Co-creation, involving stakeholders, customers, and partners in the design, development, and delivery of products and services, has gained importance in various industries, including aviation. This PhD research paper presents the concept of co-creation in the aviation sector, focusing on its key elements and the potential of extended reality (XR) technologies as enablers. The paper highlights collaboration, interaction, and user experience as the essential elements of co-creation and discusses existing co-creation platforms and tools. Traditional co-creation platforms have limitations, prompting the proposal to leverage XR technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) as future co-creative platforms. These immersive technologies offer the potential to enhance collaboration, visualization, and engagement in a virtual environment. The study explores how XR tools can aid digital co-creation methods and whether XR systems can induce effective co-creation sessions. In this context, the research develops a multi-user real-time XR environment that fosters collaborative and interactive co-creation aiming to enhance engagement, communication, and idea generation. This paper includes use-case scenarios for adapting such environments in view of investigating the potential of XR tools to improve the quality and novelty of ideas, reduce communication challenges, and decrease time and costs in the aviation industry’s co-creation process.

Co-creation, Extended Reality, Aviation Industry, Digital Methods

Published online 9/1/2023, 7 pages
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Citation: Sandhya Santhosh, Francesca De Crescenzio, Developing a methodology for Co-creation in aviation industry using extended reality technologies, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 33, pp 97-103, 2023


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