When Architecture and Interior Design meets AR
Augmented Reality will benefit multiple areas of the design industry
The major advantage of this technology will be that it will be helpful for designers in rectifying misinterpretation of the design and misunderstanding of what the results were expected. AR will give the clients more assurance that they are getting exactly what they require and want. It will be more client engaging and will resolve the major marketing and designing issues.
Unlike current methods of visualization, such as screen or print view or sketch, Augmented Reality allows a complete 3D 360 degree view to the client. Where they not only see the complete design, but also give a complete understanding of the project with the addition of editing options. Users could literally edit the entire space and design it all over again just the way they want.
Augmented Reality will benefit multiple areas of the design industry. As it enhances the chances of modification and refinement which helps the users get the desired results then and there itself. The client could change the entire vanity and see what suits the best and compliments his/her sense of style. Building facades, color palettes, patterns, and materials can be experimented and also can be quickly altered, even with the potential to be completely customizable to the client.
As the models and designs can be seen on smartphones or tablets, it will benefit the capacity for portability. It will be less cost and time consuming for both designers and clients.
For example, this AR app allows the user to design their bathroom the way they want to. It gives a complete 360 degree view and experience the overall look and feel before making the purchase. Let personalize it exactly how the client needs it. Try out different products, styles, and colors in real-life settings with just a swipe / tap of your finger. One need not worry about the measurements at all.
While designers already have different tools for designing and marketing, such AR applications can be a great communication tool for professionals in the industry. The potential ability to communicate, visualize and personalize designs will increase. For both architects and interior designers and as well as for manufacturers, along with their clients.