IMPROVE: Collaborative Design Review in Mobile Mixed Reality

Pedro Santos, André Stork, Thomas Gierlinger, Alain Pagani, Bruno Araújo, Ricardo Jota, Luis Bruno, Joaquim Jorge, Joao Madeiras Pereira, Martin Witzel, Giuseppe Conti, Raffaele De Amicis, Iñigo Barandarian, Céline Paloc, Oliver Machui, Jose M. Jiménez, Georg Bodammer, Don McIntyre

In: Proceedings. Human Computer Interaction International Conferences (HCII-2007) located at 12th July 22-27 Beijing China 2007.


In this paper we introduce an innovative application designed to make collaborative design review in the architectural and automotive domain more effective. For this purpose we present a system architecture which combines variety of visualization displays such as high resolution multi-tile displays, TabletPCs and head-mounted displays with innovative 2D and 3D Interaction Paradigms to better support collaborative mobile mixed reality design reviews. Our research and development is motivated by two use scenarios: automotive and architectural design review involving real users from Page\Park architects and FIAT Elasis. Our activities are supported by the EU IST project IMPROVE aimed at developing advanced display techniques, fostering activities in the areas of: optical see-through HMD development using unique OLED technology, marker-less optical tracking, mixed reality rendering, image calibration for large tiled displays, collaborative tablet-based and projection wall oriented interaction and stereoscopic video streaming for mobile users. The paper gives an overview of the hardware and software developments within IMPROVE and concludes with results from first user tests.

Santos2007_HCIb.pdf (pdf, 4 MB)

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz