This Virtual Building Technology Radically Changes the Design Process

 - Mar 5, 2014
Commonly, virtual building technology is only used to show final presentations to clients, but this innovative architectural technology has the potential to help clients visualize a building or interior much earlier on.

Although the design process is far from linear, designers are often taught to go through the stages of design development, then advance to a computer and then finally, progress to work on a physical model in sequence. Professor Vincent Hui and his co-researcher Matthew Compeau of Toronto’s Ryerson University are disrupting this sequence by introducing augmented reality into the early stages of the design process.

Since the technology has such a wide range of applications, it has the potential to be of benefit to engineers, architects, students, developers, as well as other designers and commercial applications.