ITcon Vol. 16, pg. 509-528, http://www.itcon.org/2011/30

An iterative methodology for mapping mixed reality technologies to AEC operations

submitted:September 2010
published:February 2011
editor(s):Turk Z
authors:Phillip S. Dunston, Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University, USA
dunston@purdue.edu
https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/People/Personal/Dunston/

Xiangyu Wang, Senior Lecturer,
Construction Management and Property Program
Faculty of the Built Environment
The University of New South Wales, Australia
xiangyu.wang@unsw.edu.au
summary:Mixed Reality (MR) technology can create an environment where objects from the digital and real worlds can be combined together in a real time manner. The practical contribution of this paper is a structured and iterative methodology developed for mapping appropriate Mixed Reality technology to a specific architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) task. To increase the likelihood of success in technology transfer, this methodology for developing user-centered, performance enhancing MR-based systems is formulated, where AEC tasks are generically analyzed and categorized according to common functional features, which could be mapped to a collection of suitable or required MR-related technology strategies. Also, a technology selection process is identified to choose appropriate technology characteristics including information representations, interaction methods and, tracking technology for a specific task category. Such a thorough mapping methodology can be used to guide new MR-based system design as well as to help evaluate existing systems.
keywords:AEC, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, specification, technology-task mapping
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citation:Dunston P S, Wang X (2011). An iterative methodology for mapping mixed reality technologies to AEC operations, ITcon Vol. 16, pg. 509-528, http://www.itcon.org/2011/30