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Diffusion of Innovation: Case of Co-Design of Cabins in Mobile Work Machine Industry

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Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Tampere University, 33720 Tampere, Finland
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Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, 33100 Tampere, Finland
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Computers 2019, 8(2), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers8020039
Received: 17 April 2019 / Revised: 7 May 2019 / Accepted: 9 May 2019 / Published: 11 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Augmented and Mixed Reality in Work Context)
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Abstract

This paper describes the development of using virtual reality for work content in one application area over a decade. Virtual reality technology has developed rapidly; from walk-in CAVE-like virtual environments to head-mounted displays within a decade. In this paper, the development is studied through the lens of diffusion of innovation theory, which focuses not only on innovation itself, but also on the social system. The development of virtual technology is studied by one case, which is cabin design in the mobile work machine industry. This design process has been especially suitable for using virtual reality technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: virtual reality; cabin design; diffusion of innovation virtual reality; cabin design; diffusion of innovation
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Ellman, A.; Tiainen, T. Diffusion of Innovation: Case of Co-Design of Cabins in Mobile Work Machine Industry. Computers 2019, 8, 39.

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