Appraisal of augmented reality technologies for supporting industrial design practices

Topal, Basak
Şener Pedgley, Bahar
Having become widespread and easily accessible with the rapid advancements in technology, augmented reality (AR) offers potential uses for industrial designers, especially for design students. Some design stages, during which traditional tools and methods are used, may not fully communicate the total experience that a product offers. AR can provide a digital layer in which designers can present information and make their presentations more interactive. With this aim in mind, design practice fieldwork with three progressive studies was conducted. The results show that AR can be utilized mainly in presentation and prototyping stages of a design process, to show details such as audiovisual feedback and digital interfaces. With further developments, AR has potential use for several other design activities.


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B. Topal and B. Şener Pedgley, “Appraisal of augmented reality technologies for supporting industrial design practices,” 2015, vol. 9179, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: