Mixed Reality-Based Visualization Interfaces for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industry

Varied computing devices and automated sensors will enable new human-computer interface paradigms for interacting with digitally managed project information. The writers therefore propose the development of Mixed Reality (MR)-based computer interfaces, and especially Augmented Reality systems, for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry and describe the technologies and principles for applying such computer interfaces to support all phases of the constructed facility project life cycle. An Augmented Reality computer-aided drawing prototype is described as an experimental platform to study the human factors issues in interacting with Augmented Reality three-dimensional digital design models. Two critical research needs are cited for realizing effective Augmented Reality systems: (1) human factors research for development of visualization tools to enhance design comprehension and support collaborative work, and (2) the development of a technology infrastructure for "augmented" control and inspection interfaces to directly access digital project plan and site information that may be spatially referenced and displayed in the field. Research should be geared to advance knowledge regarding spatial cognition, human-computer interfaces, and computer-mediated human-to-human interactions, and it should address application of MR to all phases of the project life cycle.

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  • Authors:
    • Dunston, Phillip S
    • Wang, Xiangyu
  • Publication Date: 2005-12


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  • Accession Number: 01013467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2005 8:32PM