Real-time Immersive Design Collaboration: Conceptualising, Prototyping and Experiencing Design Ideas
To discuss a collaborative trans-disciplinary virtual design studio project in which students designed while immersed with a real-time gaming environment.
The ability to control and interact with a wide range of objects in-game allowed students to visually create, prototype and experience spatial and formal scenarios in real-time. Multi-player technology enabled the design team to be virtually present at the site of construction and to design while actively building and critiquing.
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