Co-creation, involvement of end-consumers, is increasingly a challenge for developers and housing associations, in new residential constructions and renovation. With co-creation as starting point we developed the Customer Involvement Model (CIM). Our conceptual idea is to link the consumer directly to the building information chain (BIM) and place the consumer literally between architect and manufacturer.
The CIM concept as starting point, we developed technology and we tested several prototypes.
We believe in a connection with manufacturing, in delivering configuration information directly from consumer to producer. We started to discover what minimal data are necessary to start the manufacturing process. We need the knowledge of the complexity of information exchange.
We started development of the fourth generation of configuration tools.