ITcon Vol. 16, pg. 509-528,

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

Xiangyu Wang, Senior Lecturer,
Construction Management and Property Program
Faculty of the Built Environment
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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,