Exploring Augmented Reality Design Recommendations to Create a Safe and Efficient Leak Detection for the Surveyor
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Interaction design and technologies (MPIDE), MSc
The user of a surveying system has to be safe and efficient when performing tasks out on the field. There are many hazards such as oil fields, gas leakages and rough terrain that can harm the user if no safety is present. Research suggests that there are many benefits with augmented reality being used for engineers and similar professions. Through an exploratory research approach, this specific project aimed to discover the advantages with interaction design and user experience to design a new augmented reality interface that can contribute with safety and efficiency for the surveyor. The new design solutions will provide a new perspective on how creative ideas can be created to make an augmented environment crucial for the surveying activities. During the process, two unique solutions were constructed that touch upon both the safety and efficiency aspects. The first soultion is a wind direction compass that highlights the orientation of the wind as well as providing location awareness. The second solution is a self-inspection checklist that has to be completed by the surveying user in order to increase the safety awareness. The solutions were created using digital tools in order to make simple and effective final prototypes that can be verified and tested. The project concluded with evaluation on these prototypes and the feedback and results gathered from that phase helped with the development of essential design guidelines as well as a crucial comprehension of the problem and solution space.
prototyping , interaction design , user experience , augmented reality , design methodology , design recommendations , safety , efficiency , surveying , land surveying , augmented surveying , construction , engineering safety , creative thinking , creative solutions , digital tools , surveyor