Investigating the impact of spatial augmented reality on communication between design session participants - A pilot study

Lorenzo Giunta, Fatma Ben Guefrache, Elies Dekoninck, James Gopsill, Jamie O'Hare, Federico Morosi

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Abstract

SAR provides an unobtrusive implementation of AR and enables multiple stakeholders to observe and interact with an augmented physical model. This is synonymous with co-design activities and hence, there is a potential for SAR to have a significant impact in the way design teams may set-up and run their co-design activities in the future. Whilst there are a growing number of studies which apply SAR to design activities, few studies exist that examine a particular element of a design activity in a controlled manner. This paper will begin to fill this gap through the controlled study of SAR and its effects on the communication between participants of a co-design activity. To do so the paper compares a controlled design session, using more traditional methods of design representations (3D models on a screen), to sessions run using SAR. The sessions are then analysed to gather information on the gestures used by the participants as well as the overall efficiency of the participants at completing the set design task. The paper concludes that the data gathered tentatively supports a link between the use of SAR and improved communication between design session participants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, 2019
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages1973-1982
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Aug 20198 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2019
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period5/08/198/08/19

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Collaborative design
  • Communication
  • Spatial Augmented Reality
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Giunta, L., Ben Guefrache, F., Dekoninck, E., Gopsill, J., O'Hare, J., & Morosi, F. (2019). Investigating the impact of spatial augmented reality on communication between design session participants - A pilot study. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, 2019 (pp. 1973-1982). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.203