Can we use mixed reality to personalize a physical product experience in real-time?
While still in its technological infancy, I was eager to explore how MR can impact the way we design the world around it. The project stemmed from an interest in the technology, as well as a concern for sustainable production.
I envisioned a future vehicle platform based around function and performance that supports a digital experience. Using Gravity Sketch and an HTC Vive, I modeled my ideal digital vehicle and used a Microsoft HoloLens to overlay it onto a physical model.
The result was pure imagination fuel. This project forced the entire RIT industrial design department to reconsider the future of their profession. My output makes a case for the viability of VR as a design tool, demonstrates a product experience that is simultaneously physical and digital, opens up fascinating questions about physical/digital product interaction, and most importantly, offers a new approach to sustainable product design.