Applying augmented reality to the concept development stage of the total design methodology

Gordon Mair, Andrew Robinson, John Storr

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

148 Downloads (Pure)


This paper suggests an approach to assist the identification of suitable areas of application of AR within the product design process. The approach utilizes an established methodology for product design development that allows each stage in the design process to be identified and considered in a logical and structured manner. By doing this we can consider the suitability for AR at each stage as opposed to the use of hand drawings, basic computer aided design, virtual reality, or rapid prototyping techniques and suchlike to produce physical models. As an example of this we consider the concept design stage of the product design process and conduct some preliminary experiments in the use of AR to facilitate the activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
Subtitle of host publicationApplications of Virtual and Augmented Reality : 6th International Conference, VAMR 2014
EditorsRandall Shumaker, Lackey Stephanie
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319074634
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science / Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI


  • Total Design Methodology
  • augmented reality
  • product design
  • total design
  • concept design


Dive into the research topics of 'Applying augmented reality to the concept development stage of the total design methodology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this