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VR Unmatched - Leveraging Non-experts as Co-Urban Designers

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posted on 29.09.2020 by Shuva Chowdhury, Marc Aurel Schnabel
The recent development in Virtual Reality (VR) allows for novel engagement in participatory urban design. Despite that any design approach cannot include and address all items that are relevant or needed during a design process, social VR design instruments offer additionality via their real-time generation and visualisation possibilities that are unmatched in conventional realms. The research employs an anthropogenic approach to design research to engage end-users in the design process. An Immersive Virtual Environment (IVE) instrument 'SketchPad' allows laypersons to design successfully urban forms. SketchPad engaged laypersons in a meaningful design discussion and generations of urban spaces. The research discusses the findings of the experiments. The paper concludes with a reflection of how non-experts as co-designers can use IVE instruments to drive change of their neighbourhood proactively and to positively impact on the liveability of their neighbourhood.

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Chowdhury, S. & Schnabel, M. A. (2020, January). VR Unmatched - Leveraging Non-experts as Co-Urban Designers. In RE: Anthropocene - Design in the Age of Humans 25th CAADRIA Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok (1 pp. 653-662). CAADRIA. http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2020_056

Conference name

25th CAADRIA Conference

Conference Place

Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Conference start date

05/08/2020

Conference finish date

07/08/2020

Title of proceedings

RE: Anthropocene - Design in the Age of Humans

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1

Contribution type

Published Paper

Publication or Presentation Year

01/01/2020

Pagination

653-662

Publisher

CAADRIA

Publication status

Published

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