Proceedings: GI 2009

MR Tent: a place for co-constructing mixed realities in urban planning

Maquil Valérie, Sareika Markus, Schmalstieg Dieter, Wagner Ina

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2009: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 25 - 27 May 2009, 211-214

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    author = {Val{\'e}rie, Maquil and Markus, Sareika and Dieter, Schmalstieg and Ina, Wagner},
    title = {MR Tent: a place for co-constructing mixed realities in urban planning},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2009},
    series = {GI 2009},
    year = {2009},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-1-56881-470-4},
    location = {Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada},
    pages = {211--214},
    numpages = {4},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    keywords = {architecture, mixed reality, participatory design, tangible user interfaces, urban planning},


This paper describes how mixed reality (MR) technology is applied in the urban renewal process to help mixed groups of stakeholders collaboratively construct, explore and discuss their vision of a particular urban project on site. It introduces the MR Tent, a physical enclosing for a collection of MR prototyping tools. We report findings from the most recent participatory workshop with users on an urban planning site concerning the interaction space, views, tangibility and representational formats.