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Applying augmented reality to the concept development stage of the total design methodology

Mair, Gordon and Robinson, Andrew and Storr, John (2014) Applying augmented reality to the concept development stage of the total design methodology. In: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, 8526 . Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 414-425. ISBN 9783319074634 (In Press)

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    Abstract

    This paper suggests an approach to assist the identification of suitable areas of application of AR within the product design process. The approach utilizes an established methodology for product design development that allows each stage in the design process to be identified and considered in a logical and structured manner. By doing this we can consider the suitability for AR at each stage as opposed to the use of hand drawings, basic computer aided design, virtual reality, or rapid prototyping techniques and suchlike to produce physical models. As an example of this we consider the concept design stage of the product design process and conduct some preliminary experiments in the use of AR to facilitate the activity.