Smart Co-Design for Urban Planning: Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in Collaborative Processes
Barbara Piga, Marco Boffi, S. Cacciamatta
This open access book examines collaborative approaches to urban transformation processes and guides smart co-design applications in such contexts. It presents a selection of co-design methods that can be fruitfully integrated with mobile applications, focusing on the CitySense app, the result of two H2020 EU Projects. This innovative solution favours a virtuous co-creation process involving decision-makers, architects, developers, and citizens. It provides a service for assessing the existing urban context and possible design solutions from the community perspective. It enables the study of citizens’ perceptions by pairing Augmented and Virtual Reality with the “Experiential Environmental Impact Assessment: exp-EIA©” method, which integrates psychological and architectural perspectives. This approach shapes all phases of the design process, encouraging evidence-based design and decision-making, and also supports the definition of a proper design brief before investing and the pre-assessment of the urban design project’s experiential outcomes before construction.
Piga, B.E.A., S. Cacciamatta, and M. Boffi. Smart Co-Design for Urban Planning: Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps in Collaborative Processes. Springer International Publishing, 2021. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030678418