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Issue 3.2

Design Immersion and Virtual Presence

The recent emergence of virtual reality (VR) as a next-generation human-computer interface followed a strong industry push for manufacturing affordable consumer-based hardware. Advances in optics, displays, and processing technologies have allowed content developers to extend their creativity into immersive virtual experiences. In the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community, virtual reality has gained momentum by enhancing the sense of presence, scale, and depth of various stakeholders of building projects, namely as a powerful way to communicate design ideas to non-designers…