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Virtual reality technologies for creative design

: Adenauer, J.; Israel, Johann Habakuk; Stark, Rainer


Chakrabarti, A.:
CIRP Design 2012. Sustainable Product Development : Proceedings of the 22nd CIRP Design Conference, held at the Indian Institute of Science in the city of Bangalore, India during 28-31 March 2012
Berlin: Springer, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4471-4506-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-447-14507-3 (Online)
Design Conference <22, 2012, Bangalore>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IPK ()

Due to its immense visualization and interaction possibilities virtual reality (VR) is often regarded as the ultimate future technology for product development and engineering tasks. Although the majority of current industrial use cases for VR lie in fields of reviewing and validating, this article argues that VR has enormous potential to support creative design in the early conceptional phases of product development. To demonstrate this potential three sample VR systems are presented and matched to the design principles for tools to support creative thinking developed by Shneiderman et al. [1]. Based on this exemplary systems and related studies, it is argued that VR holds high potential to considerably support creative design and to improve the early phases of product development.