The boundaries of augmented reality in the academic field are now being explored at an ever increasing level. In this paper we present the initial findings of an educational project focusing on the use of augmented reality in the design process of an architectural student. The study seeks to evaluate the use of AR as a tool in the design stages, allowing effective exploration of spatial qualities of design projects undertaken in the studio. The learning process is guided by the exploration and detection of a design idea in both form and function, with the virtual environment providing a dynamic environment (Mantovani, 2001). This is further reflected in the constructivist theory where the learning processes use conceptual models, which are used to create incremental stages that become the platform to attain the next [Winn, 1993]. The additional benefit of augmented reality within the learning journey is the ability of the students to visually explore the architectural forms they are creating in greater depth.
|Title of host publication||Fusion, Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2014|
|Event||eCADDe 2014: Fusion: Data integration at its best - Northumbria University|
Duration: 1 Oct 2014 → …
|Conference||eCADDe 2014: Fusion: Data integration at its best|
|Period||1/10/14 → …|