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Spacedesign: A mixed reality workspace for aesthetic industrial design

: Fiorentino, M.; Amicis, R. de; Monno, G.; Stork, A.


Jacobs, A.; Müller, S.; Stricker, D.; Schmalstieg, D. ; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; Association for Computing Machinery -ACM-; Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung -IGD-, Darmstadt; European Association for Computer Graphics -EUROGRAPHICS-:
IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2002. Proceedings : ISMAR 2002 ; september 30 - october 1, 2002 ; Darmstadt, Germany
Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1781-1
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) <1, 2002, Darmstadt>
Fraunhofer IGD ()
virtual reality; augmented reality; surface modeling; aesthetic design

Spacedesign is an innovative Mixed Reality (MR) application addressed to aesthetic design of free form curves and surfaces. It is a unique and comprehensive approach which uses task-specific configurations to support the design workflow from concept to mock-up evaluation and review. The first-phase conceptual design benefits from a workbench-like 3-D display for free hand sketching, surfacing and engineering visualization. Semitransparent stereo glasses augment the pre-production physical prototype by additional shapes, textures and annotations. Both workspaces share a common interface and allow collaboration and cooperation between different experts, who can configure the system for the specific task. A faster design workflow and CAD data consistency can be thus naturally achieved. Tests and collaborations with designers, mainly from automotive industry, are providing systematic feedback for this ongoing research. As far as the authors are concerned, there is no known similar approach that integrates the creation and editing phase of 3D curves and surfaces in Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR). Herein we see the major contribution of our new application.