Not just for Games - How VR Headsets are Changing Architecture
Updated: Mar 22
A while ago I talked about what benefits VR is bringing to architecture. But what about the headsets?
Some of us might have some experience playing a game in VR with our friends or family. But the way technology is developing games isn't the only thing you can experience through VR anymore.
The way we experience the world is through our senses. The most impactful of them is our vision and hearing. These senses are the ones VR headsets target. The headset tricks our brain with our eyes, and the audio included makes the experience more impactful by matching the audio to what we're seeing. Virtual Reality Headsets allow the user to enter a completely new virtual world.
Exploring a virtual space with the Oculus Quest 2 headset
There are a few different ways to experience VR - non-immersive, semi-immersive, and fully immersive. The headset allows Virtual Reality to become fully immersive. That is why the best way to make the most out of VR is through a headset.
This immersiveness of VR viewed through a headset allows architects and their clients to experience designs and plans exactly like they would in real life. VR headsets allow the client to walk through the design, just like they would in real life. This allows them to be able to see it from their perspective, give feedback, and understand the design completely.
Communication with clients can sometimes be hard. However, it is hard to have a misunderstanding about the design when you can walk through it with your client and explain everything. The added communication between you and your client is why VR headsets are revolutionary in the field of architecture.
Additionally, VR visualizations are fun! The game-like feel of the visualization, when viewed through a headset, is a unique experience. One which is unforgettable for your client. You want your client to enjoy working with you and the process. Virtual reality Headsets will help you with that as well.
Now finding the right headset can be complicated and a whole another topic. There are many options out there, and they are quickly becoming more and more accessible. The most important part is to determine what your goal is with VR, and how you want to approach your client experience. This is a task in which our visualization team can surely help you!
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