Evaluation of augmented reality supported approaches for product design and production processes
Augmented Reality (AR) has been a focus of research in the field of production for many years with the goal to improve e.g. monitoring and maintenance processes. Although the benefits have been well researched, the AR technology has not been widespread yet in the industry. This article discusses reasons why existing approaches have not become established outside the research context. Following this, solutions are examined for three identified problematic areas. First, this article presents a theoretical method to create use cases for AR applications in the product design process based on the Double Diamond design process model. The second main part discusses which device properties are relevant for a production environment. A catalogue of criteria is presented, weighting properties according to their importance. Third, a discussion is described regarding data integration concepts, problems and solutions for AR design and production use cases.