I Want To Ride My Bicycle – I Want To Ride My Bike: Using low cost interfaces for Virtual reality

Wolfgang Dokonal, Marina Lima Medeiros

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The paper will give an overview of our experiments in the past years indeveloping different interfaces and workflows for the use of low cost HeadMounted Displays (HMD) for Virtual Reality solution. We are mainly interestedin using VR tools for designers in the early phases of their design. In our opinionVR tools can help to bring back a better understanding of space and scale whichhave been lost a little bit in the last century with the change from analogue todigital tools. After teaching architectural and urban design for many years wecan clearly say that this effect is still ongoing and it is time that we develop digitaltools that try to reverses thi effect. We will then concentrate within this paper ondiscussing some aspects of data reduction that are important to be able to usethese tools in the design process. We are also showing how we use our interfacespresenting some results of student projects for a design in Hong Kong and thestrategies and methods for using VR for a ongoing work on a project about theestablishment of a so called ``bicycle highway'' in the city of Graz in Austria
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference
EditorsJose Pedro Souza, Gonzalo Castro Henriques, Joao Pedro Xavier
PublishereCAADe, Sigradi, Faup
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789491207181, 978-94-91207-18-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019
Event37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference: Architecture in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution - Faculty of Architecture – University of Porto (FAUP), Porto, Portugal
Duration: 11 Sept 201913 Sept 2019


Conference37th eCAADe and 23rd SIGraDi Conference
Abbreviated titleECAADE SIGRADI 2019
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  • Sustainable Systems

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