Applying Augmented Reality to the Concept Development Stage of the Total Design Methodology

  • Gordon M. Mair
  • Andrew Robinson
  • John Storr
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8526)


This paper suggests an approach to assist the identification of suitable areas of application of AR within the product design process. The approach utilizes an established methodology for product design development that allows each stage in the design process to be identified and considered in a logical and structured manner. By doing this we can consider the suitability for AR at each stage as opposed to the use of hand drawings, basic computer aided design, virtual reality, or rapid prototyping techniques and suchlike to produce physical models. As an example of this we consider the concept design stage of the product design process and conduct some preliminary experiments in the use of AR to facilitate the activity.


Augmented reality product design total design concept design industrial design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon M. Mair
    • 1
  • Andrew Robinson
    • 1
  • John Storr
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Design, Manufacture, and Engineering ManagementUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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