Virtual Reality and Office Design
Virtual reality is the next big thing, and it is poised to change more than the way you watch television shows or mobile phone video. It is likely to play a large role in office design as the years progress. This is due to the fact that virtual reality will change the way that people look at office design, and how they perceive the way a design comes to life. Instead of thinking about how something looks and trying to build around that image, 2D designs and 3D designs will come to life with the aid of walkthrough design software.
One big change that will really alter the way that office design progresses is the above mentioned walkthrough design software. This software will allow designers to actually create rooms that look like the ones that are due for remodelling. Therefore, designers can see the actual change they are thinking about making, before they do anything. This allows them to alter their choices, as they have time to sit back and look at how the changes would impact a room via the 2D and 3D capabilities of virtual reality design. The fact that you can change angles to see a room from all viewpoints will be likely to impact decisions heavily, since designers will gain input they otherwise may have missed.
This will change the way clients will be able to interact with design projects as well. Instead of trusting designers to create offices, they will appreciate that they can actually take an active role. They can see all projects before they are actually executed via the virtual reality software, and can decide if a design is aligned with their needs. This will also help designers who have clients that are unable to see the big picture, because with this new technology everyone will be able to.
This is just the start of virtual reality design, but over the next year the field is expected to grow exponentially, as virtual walkthrough design software becomes the norm instead of the exception. The ability to recreate rooms in just a few clicks is incredibly useful, and office design will be one of the fastest growing areas affected by virtual reality technology. In the near future, integration with blueprint software and other design tools will be available, so that clients and designers can imagine a room, and then with the click of a few buttons, really start to turn it from an image into a reality.