Konnektable Technologies

COllaborative CrEative design PlaTform.

COnCEPT addresses the technology gap in distributed collaborative
early-stage design by defining a flexible framework.

Overview

COnCEPT addresses the technology gap in distributed collaborative early-stage design by defining a flexible framework, which can serve as a blueprint for the creation of efficient collaborative platforms and environments.

Industry: Creative Industries

Services: Innovation Management

Challenge

COnCEPT is a collaborative platform that enhances creativity, facilitates interaction interactions in distributed and multidisciplinary teams and increases the efficiency and quality of the outputs at the early stages of the industrial design process (conceptual design).

  • Conceptual design commences with high-level descriptions of requirements and proceeds with a high-level description of a solution.
  • The early or conceptual stage of the design process is dominated by the generation of ideas, which are subsequently evaluated against general requirements’ criteria.
  • Distributed collaborative design is a complex process, which becomes even more challenging during its initial phases due to the lack of computer support in the field.

COnCEPT addresses the technology gap in distributed collaborative early-stage design by defining a flexible framework, which can serve as a blueprint for the creation of efficient collaborative platforms and environments.

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COnCEPT - Collaborative Creative Design Platform

Features

Project Management
  • Project History / timeline
  • Track and review process
  • Assess progress over a period of time
  • Create working groups
  • Create progress monitoring reports
  • User profiling (e.g. user and notification settings, access policy, billing information, etc.)
  • Determine the privacy level of your data
Sketching Tool

The sketching tool provides the ability to designers to highlight, scribble or draw to get a point across to team members, introduce new elements or finalize the product design and share it with all the involved stakeholders. Collaborative sketching may be realised in a synchronous or asynchronous way through the use of common canvas, concern the design of part or the entire product, support advanced tracking mechanisms regarding the activities of each user as well as a set of export functionalities of the final product to re-usable image formats. A design space is available per user.

Moodboard/Storyboard Tool

Create moodboards and storyboards in a Pinterest-like layout providing the ability to share, categorise, keywords, extract colour palettes, identify similar shapes / forms.

Brief Analysis Tool

Provides access to common editing workspaces along with the appropriate logging of the end users activities. Text analysis and mining is supported in the produced texts based on the application of a set of algorithms (e.g. NLP techniques). Based on the analysis, information regarding identified concepts in the text is provided along with suggestions for relevant resources in the web.

Mind-mapping Tool

Brainstorming and mindmapping functionalities are supported via the corresponding tool that is integrated in the COnCEPT platform. The mindmapping tool provides the capacity for creation of maps that contain a root in the center with main branches radiating from it.

Moodboard/Storyboard Tool

Create moodboards and storyboards in a Pinterest-like layout providing the ability to share, categorise, keywords, extract colour palettes, identify similar shapes / forms.

Information exchange (links, images, chat)

Visual representation of information, gathered all in one page regardless of information format (pdf, text, image, link, video etc.)

Benefits

Creative design processes are intrinsically social, as multidisciplinary designers interact with other designers and stakeholders to reach a desired outcome. Collaboration and communication together with associated task planning are the cornerstones of group activity that can be supported and enhanced by technology.

  • Easy to use
  • Increase management, control and efficiency on collaborative design processes
  • Ease of adoption through suite model (rather than fragmented adoption of several providers and tools)
  • Higher service levels for client
  • Bespoke functionality and extensible for best-fit solution for designers
  • Extended ROI for existing systems, lower integration costs
  • Smooth data flow integration across tools and concept design processes
  • Simplicity, artefacts portability and flexible management
  • Business agility
  • Lower overhead and less lost productivity for distributed teams

Industries

The target users of the platform are primarily product design agencies, creative departments, . The baseline situation consists in a multidisciplinary team of designers that collaborate during the early conceptual design phase. The designers also iteratively involve the final client in the elaboration of the new product, as well as additional community perspectives.

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