Introduction of the IVR in the initial phases of the ephemeral space design by students of the first year of architecture

Hugo C. Gómez-Tone, Marizela Alpaca Chávez, Jorge Martin-Gutierrez

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Abstract

The Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) introduces a new paradigm in the design of spaces and experiences offering possibilities to explore and express ideas in the design process compared to traditional methods. Also, it allows to perceive and analyze the space in real scale through virtual simulation. From this point of view, IVR technology leads us to rethink the teaching methods on design in architecture. This research exposes a pilot study that aims to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of using IVR with Head Mounted Displays (HMD) in the initial stages of architectural design. The design case was an ephemeral recreational space created by first-year architecture students from the National University of San Agustin from Arequipa - Peru. A mixed methodology was applied, considering participatory observations and surveys for participants and evaluators to measure results. It is concluded that the introduction of the IVR in the initial stage of design is a valuable pedagogical tool that allows a better understanding and design of the architectural space, as well as better representing it since the drawing becomes the three-dimensional construction of the space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021
EditorsNagib C. Callaos, Jeremy Horne, Belkis Sanchez, Michael Savoie
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages23-28
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781713835189
StatePublished - 2021
Event15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 18 Jul 202121 Jul 2021

Publication series

Name15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021

Conference

Conference15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period18/07/2121/07/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by Universidad Nacional de San Agust?n de Arequipa, grant number IBA-IB-01-2019-UNSA. Thanks to the students of the Universidad Nacional de San Agust?n de Arequipa in Peru for their generous participation in this study, specially to the first-year students of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 15th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, IMSCI 2021. All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Architectural design
  • Design process
  • Ephemeral space
  • IVR
  • Three-dimensional design

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