Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: User-centred spatial thinking in architectural design with mixed reality
Authors: Emo, Beatrix
Gerber, Andri
Hölscher, Christoph
et. al: No
Proceedings: Towards a new, configurable architecture - Proceedings of the 39th eCAADe Conference
Editors of the parent work: Stojakovic, V
Tepavcevic, B
Volume(Issue): 2
Page(s): 115
Pages to: 122
Conference details: 39th eCAADe Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia, 8-10 September 2021
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: CumInCAD
Language: English
Subjects: User-centric design; Mixed reality; Spatial thinking; Hololens
Subject (DDC): 720: Architecture
Abstract: We present the findings from an architecture seminar where students used heads-up mixed reality devices to design from the users` perspective. The aims of the course were to 1) help students design user-oriented spaces; 2) allow students to experience a design-analysis feedback loop; and 3) test the feasibility and effectiveness of using mixed reality in the architecture curriculum. The course required students to apply advanced spatial thinking, and so course content was specifically-developed to challenge students' spatial thinking. We present findings on the merit of using mixed reality for user-centric design based on i) student feedback and ii) a linguistic analysis of how students presented their work. Findings show that the use of mixed reality improved students` capacity to design from the users' perspective. While there is still much untapped potential for including mixed reality in architecture courses, technical difficulties are to be expected.
URI: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2021_214
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23145
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Urban Landscape (IUL)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Architektur, Gestaltung und Bauingenieurwesen

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