Seamless Integration of Multi-touch Table and Immersive VR for Collaborative Design
Paper in proceedings, 2019

During the design of a new hospital, many different stakeholders are involved. These types of complex projects require
more knowledge than any single individual possesses and in this context, it is necessary for all involved stakeholders to
understand, participate, communicate, and collaborate with each other to obtain a high-quality outcome. This paper
presents a collaborative design system, which support these creative and shared design processes. The presented system,
Virtual Collaborative Design Environment (ViCoDE), features a seamless integration of a multi-touch table and several
immersive VR-systems that support interactive and collaborative design work. The system has been evaluated during two
studies in a real-world context of designing new healthcare environments (e.g. operating theaters). The results show that
involved stakeholders better understand, participate, communicate, and collaborate with each other and that the
multi-touch table and VR-system complement each other by facilitating different design spaces—both collaborative, as
well as individual.

Collaborative design

CSCW

virtual reality

Author

Mattias Roupé

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Mikael Johansson

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Laura Maftei

University of Reading

Rikard Lundstedt

Lund University

Mikael Viklund Tallgren

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering

263-270

CIB W78
Chicago, USA,

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Design

Interaction Technologies

Human Computer Interaction

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-00220-6_32

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1/28/2019