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Transitioning from 2D to VR in Design Review – Resistance to Engagement

  • Shahin Sateei
  • Mattias Roupé
  • Mikael Johansson

Although immersive virtual reality (VR) has been shown to facilitate collaborative understanding of a design, many users remain resistant to its use. Moreover, there is currently a lack of real-world studies investigating why certain users (e.g., architects) are resistant to use VR during design reviews. The aim of this study is to understand the resistance that influence client representatives’ and architects’ interaction with a VR-system that supports both fully- and non-immersive experiences of the virtual environment. Data were gathered from three VR-workshops, which were part of 3 design review sessions of a new elementary school. Additional data were gathered from four semi-structured interviews with both the architects and client representatives participating in all workshop sessions, the interior architect involved in the project as well as an additional six semi-structured interviews. These additional six interviews involved exterior architects from different firms, who had previously used VR for both informative and design review purposes. The findings suggest that client representatives and the architects had initially been resistant to use VR during the design reviews, but their attitudes changed progressively during the three workshops, in particular that of the architects. The findings also indicate that interactive features in VR (e.g., object manipulation, multi-user) help end users negotiate design requests more efficiently and make informed decision-making. This paper highlights how immersive VR could improve the design review process

  • Keywords:
  • Virtual Reality,
  • HMD VR,
  • design process,
  • design review,
  • spatial understanding,
  • end-users,
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Shahin Sateei

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - ORCID: 0000-0002-5606-9707

Mattias Roupé

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - ORCID: 0000-0002-3706-8485

Mikael Johansson

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - ORCID: 0000-0002-6108-8662

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Chapter Title

Transitioning from 2D to VR in Design Review – Resistance to Engagement

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Shahin Sateei, Mattias Roupé, Mikael Johansson

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10.36253/979-12-215-0289-3.07

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2023

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CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

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Managing the Digital Transformation of Construction Industry

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Pietro Capone, Vito Getuli, Farzad Pour Rahimian, Nashwan Dawood, Alessandro Bruttini, Tommaso Sorbi

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