By turning designs on paper of, e.g., parks and playgrounds into Augmented Reality (AR), you can place and view them easily in the live environment. It allows you to check whether the design will live up to expectations in practice. You can also place the available objects in a smaller size on the table and brainstorm with different colleagues and stakeholders about the design without any trouble. There is no need to visit the actual location. Visualization saves time as it takes away objections and it allows you to better substantiate your motivation.
Visualize Public Space
Use Augmented Reality (AR) to see what a street will look like based on a certain decision. Think of lamp posts, bus stops and trash bins. By placing such objects beforehand with AR, you can see how objects can alter the look and feel of a street, making it easier to decide on the best spot for new objects and prevent unpleasant surprises afterwards. It also saves time and money as AR ’does not affect the final result.
Visualize traffic situations
When a planning committee plans to turn an intersection into a roundabout, Augmented Reality (AR) can be used to place the design of the roundabout over the current intersection. Traffic such as cyclists and cars can be animated and added to the AR environment, allowing you to instantly see how the new situation will work and identify any bottlenecks that may have to be tackled. Visualizing such situations will prevent unpleasant surprises afterwards and take away resistance. Hence, you will also save time and money.
Virtual Reality and 360-degree Media
AR, VR, and PC Civic Participation game
The new 2020 Environmental Planning Act makes civic participation mandatory even though it has not been standardized. With our civic participation game, municipalities can announce that, for instance, a piece of park space will become available. With AR, citizens can help to refurbish this park with previously agreed objects. By letting citizens join in the decision-making process and discuss the possible designs, you can eliminate resistance and standardize civic participation.
With Virtual Reality (VR), you can easily show what a new street will look like before it is finished. It enables you to brainstorm with colleagues from other departments about the structure and layout. Visualization offers better insight and reduces the number of consultations. For municipalities, with their many interrelated departments, this will save time and money.