User evaluation of mobile augmented reality in architectural planning

T.D. Olsson, T. Savisalo, Mika Hakkarainen, Charles Woodward

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    Abstract

    We present a case study with user evaluation of the usefulness of a mobile augmented reality (AR) system for visualizing urban plans of an area reconstruction project. The project plans included several new buildings amid existing buildings that have a high cultural and historical value. Participants, including city officers in the decision-making body, used the mobile AR system along with paper visualizations of the plans and evaluated the usefulness and overall strengths and weaknesses of the AR system. The results indicate that AR was found to be a highly useful instrument to visualize building plans in a holistic and intuitive way from the first-person point of view. The system facilitated decision making and enriched the understanding of the plan, thus having a clear additional value over the traditional printout-based visualizations. Additionally, perceived weaknesses and ideas for improving the system are presented
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationeWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
    Subtitle of host publication Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2012, ECPPM 2012
    Pages733-740
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2012 - Reykjavik, Iceland
    Duration: 25 Jul 201227 Jul 2012

    Conference

    Conference9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2012
    Abbreviated titleECPPM 2012
    CountryIceland
    CityReykjavik
    Period25/07/1227/07/12

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    Olsson, T. D., Savisalo, T., Hakkarainen, M., & Woodward, C. (2012). User evaluation of mobile augmented reality in architectural planning. In eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction: Proceedings of the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2012, ECPPM 2012 (pp. 733-740)