Technologies for Building a Spatial Augmented Reality Prototype to Act as a Creative Resource for Designers and Artists

By Francisco Felip Miralles, Vicente Chulvi, Carlos García, Diego Diaz, Julia Galan and Elena Mulet.

Published by The International Journal of Visual Design

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This paper analyzes what technologies, devices and equipment are available today that can contribute to the creation of an interactive environment based on Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR). The objective is to define what should be considered to build a room-sized workspace equipped with SAR tools, aimed to facilitate both artists and designers to develop their creations.
This workspace will be designed as a "white box" cabin in which the user will be placed, The user will be able to interact with images projected on the walls and primary volumes by using gestures and their own body movements. Interaction with an interface based only on projected images can be carried out in an intuitive and gestural way, removing the technological constraints that appear when working simultaneously with different devices and interfaces. To be immersed in a physical space where the environment itself acts as a working tool would change the concept of a workplace by eliminating everything that could cause problems for the creative task.
Once built, this prototype would be used to raise a methodology for analyzing the influence of SAR in the process of creation of indoor spaces, both at creative and emotional level in designers and artists, as well as the influence in the design itself obtained.

Keywords: Spatial Augmented Reality, Design, Creativity

The International Journal of Visual Design, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: July 16, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 505.800KB)).

Dr. Francisco Felip Miralles

Assistant Professor,, Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Design, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain

"Graduate in Industrial Design Engineering and Doctorate in Fine Arts. He has taught at the San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts (Valencia) and is currently Assistant Professor at the Universitat Jaume I. His teaching and research area moves in the border space between Art and Design, studying the importance of communication aspects of the products. He also explores the potential of interactive art as a source of creative solutions for direct application in many fields related to design."

Dr. Vicente Chulvi

Castellon, Spain

Carlos García

Castellón, Spain

Dr. Diego Diaz

Castellon, Spain

Dr. Julia Galan

Castellon, Spain

Dr. Elena Mulet

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain

I have been working since 2000 on design creativity and design methods research and teaching design methods and projects. I have published over ten journal papers in journals such as AIEDAM, Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design or Automation in Construction; and 35 conference papers. I haved refereed papers for Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design and International Journal of Product Development, and I am part of the scientific comitee of the DESIGN Conference, ICED, DCC, ICORD, TMCE and CIRP-Design.