Over the last year we’ve been collaborating with the Vancouver offices of Perkins + Will, and just finished a project video on it (thanks to the great students team from IAT334: Linda Nguyen, Danny Blackstock, Jason Chen, and Justin Poon!).
One guiding question for the project was how to best use immersive Virtual Reality and embodied locomotion interfaces to to design more cost– and space-efficient solutions for effective presentation and communication of architectural designs and ideas. Our overall goal is to iteratively design and evaluate a novel embodied VR system that enables users to quickly, intuitively, and precisely position their virtual viewpoint in 3D space and navigate through the space while freeing up both hands for interaction with the environment and more natural communication using gestures (e.g., with stakeholders and colleagues during a design review session). The video describes our work so far (publications will follow soon hopefully… more info at the project page). Enjoy!