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Guidelines for the Application of Immersive Technology within Industrial Design Methodology




Sattari, Ali

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


Immersive technology is the use of particular set of tools and technologies which bring an immersive experience to the user. This new technology can be considered as a new medium for communication and visualization. Industrial design, on the other hand, is a field that has a close bond with the new technologies in order to be efficient and take advantage of the new tools and capabilities that technology offers. Also, communication and visualization are two main parts of the design; therefore, immersive technology should be well considered by designers. This study researches different types of immersive technology, the capabilities and the advantages that they have for industrial designers. This study also provides a set of guidelines indicating when the immersive technology can be useful and beneficial for industrial designers and when it should be avoided.