Application of Augmented Reality in Urban Design Project
Urban design is a built environment discipline that describes physical features that define the character or image of a street, neighbourhood, community, or the city. Using conventional methods, proposals for urban design transformation or upgrading projects require visualization of the physical features of development projects through sketches, or guidelines to elucidate the physical future transformations. Sketches could not cover the whole angle and have some visual distortion and there are time and money limitation to visit the cities. The advancement of technology has permitted the application of augmented reality methods to assist urban designers to produce better visualization for urban design projects. Various projects and studies have considered the application of augmented reality in urban design projects; therefore, it will be interesting to observe the relationship between urban design principles and types of augmented reality. This paper aims to list the urban design principles that are commonly used in urban design projects related to augmented reality. The research applies qualitative research approach with content and descriptive are applied as main methods of analyses. A total of 16 articles were identified relevant are used as the main input for this study. The findings of the study show that the principles that are commonly used are legibility, ease of movement, character, quality of public realm, enclosure, adaptability, and diversity. However, the principle of continuity and enclosure were not involved in any of the projects. Hence, further study as well as projects should be done on the implementation of these principles in urban design AR projects.
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