Technology has greatly evolved the way we communicate and interact with one another today. With time we have seen the emergence of many gadgets (3D technology for example) that have changed the way we experience things. And when it comes to experiencing something differently, we can’t forget the recent foray in to Virtual Reality.
Humans are visual creatures and therefore are unable to really understand something without visualizing it. The same applies to design. Being able to visualize how a project would look once it’s completed is difficult to do considering that the design is merely a few set of lines and scribbles. Apart from that, being able to anticipate the spacing, different lighting factors and different environmental elements is tough to do but it’s something that needs to be done because these are the factors which really affect the outcome of a project.
This is where Virtual Reality allows us to gain insight in to our project and refine any details that we might have missed on board. The thing is that 3D renders are able to give us an idea of how the completed project would look, it is VR technology which actually puts us into the center of that design and really experience the finer details.
And though there are many advantages to VR technology, perhaps one of the biggest ones is that it provides clients with a peace of mind because they are able to see not only the end result but also if there are any changes being applied, then they can see how it will affect the overall design.
The fact that they are able to see the design means that they can also provide feedback which helps to clear up any problems and misunderstandings related to the design. This helps in saving time and resources because you don’t have to wait for the final outcome and then finding out that the client has certain problems with a certain part of the design, requiring you to completely redesign everything again.
Apart from that, several mobile phones are already implementing VR headsets and are found to be becoming more common amongst users. This means that designers are able to see their projects come to life by using an app on their phone and using their VR gear.
And though VR is becoming more common day-by-day, like most new technologies, it too needs refinement in certain areas for users to be able to use it to its full potential. However, for users who have embraced it in its early stages are sure to gain competitive advantage in the field of design over those who adopt this technology at a later stage.