Different immersive visual interfaces’ ability to support engineering designers in product design is assessed in an experimental study. A focus was put on learning as an important factor to measure performance. Subjects were asked to find induced errors in a mechanical product using different display solutions; an Immersive Workbench, a Desktop-VR system and a Desktop system. Results show that Immersive Displays can support the designers in product development. In terms of detection times, subjects using Desktop-VR with stereoscopic glasses performed best, but difference is not significant. No difference was found between the treatments as regards the number of successful trials.
Issue Section:Technical Papers
Keywords:product development, industrial engineering, virtual reality, display devices, design aids, man-machine systems, Virtual Reality, Design Representations, Learning, Digital Mock-Up, Man-Machine Interaction, Virtual Environment, Display, Interface
Topics:Design, Errors, Product development, Virtual reality, Glass, Visualization
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