Of all the trades in modern society, interior designing can be considered as the most creative/lucrative business there is. It is also a business where you have to make the most efforts in handling and interacting with the customers.
With the rising demands and varied expectations of customers, it has become a chore to answer to each of their requests without actually having a clear picture of how things may turn out. It is very important to consider every aspect of the place which needs to be designed or redesigned and also make the customer see what you see.
Why Interior Designing Needs Trending Technology?
Traditional methods like 2D drawings and a combination of verbal explanations and enactment have been the only practical ways to interact and share the ideas with customer. However, the most common problem was the ambiguity and resulting confusion they caused between the designer and the customer which is never good.
Also, the customer may not fully appreciate the ideas and sense of your design and there would be no way to show them the actual design-look.
Not only that but in some cases if not careful even the plans that were drafted on paper could be prone to some errors which won’t be noticed until in the middle of the project which is after a week or so. This is the worst thing to happen to any interior designer.
And these are just a few of the many problems you may face. So, what practical and trending technology could you consider?
I. Virtual Reality in Interior Designing
VR is considered to be the most basic and popular amongst all the technological trends. A user is put in a digitally-designed environment with a 360˚ view which creates a make-believe reality
If applied to interior designing the customers can have a live experience of the interior they are going to have. They can even examine the interior set from any angle and even check for the Vastuu.
By creating a website for your business and introducing a feature which allows the customers to choose from designs which are depicted in 3D, you can even communicate and obtain customers that are too far away to get to you.
II. Augmented reality in interior designing
AR in most simple terms is a technology that allows you to place and see added furniture or a new construction like a wall or something like that on already the existing space.
You can see for yourself how a new table would look in an office by pointing your phone’s camera at the office room and placing the virtual image of a table wherever you want through an AR app.
Imagine the possibilities.
You can see if the length of a new sofa would leave enough space in the room on your phone instead of actually bringing it there and going through the pain of pulling and pushing only to realize it was a bad decision.
With a properly designed app, customers can go through an entire catalog themselves to see what suits them best. It would also boost impulse purchases
III. Mixed reality in interior designing
A prodigal child of virtual and augmented realities, mixed reality technology allows a user to re-design an entire environment virtually. It is the most brilliant mix of all the good things about augmented and virtual realities.
MR can offer augmented simulations in a virtual environment. Too hard to understand? Consider an example; you have to re-design a living room.
The place has good sunlight and the furnishings should go well with it all day round.
An MR app will-
- Allow you to place stuff properly
- It will show how the décor affects room at different times in a day like in the morning when there would be sunlight and the evening in artificial lights.
The Present Situation in Interior Designing
Unlike other countries, Indian interior designers are yet to fully accept these new changes. They see it as “unnecessary expenses”. But if you do the math, the return on investment you get on this technology would be worth it. Why?
- Help in getting an easy understanding and management of the project.
- Improved ability to handle multiple projects at once.
- As explained earlier VR, AR and MR technologies save a lot of confusion and efforts which means better customer satisfaction.
- Added technical advantage over competitors.
The initial investment isn’t that high. The only other thing you have to focus on is getting proper technical help. If you have any further queries, check us out @Stalwart Research.