A co-existing interactive approach to digital fabrication workflow

A CO-EXISTING INTERACTIVE APPROACH TO DIGITAL FABRICATION WORKFLOW

Authors: CHI-FU HSIAO, CHING-HAN LEE2, CHUN-YEN CHEN3 and TENG-WEN CHANG

Abstract:

In recent years, digital fabrication projects have explored how to best present complex spatial patterns. These patterns are generated by a series of function clusters and need to be separated into reasonable working sequences for workers. In the stage between design and fabrication, designers and workers typically spend considerable time communicating with each other and prototyping models in order to understand the complex geometry and joint methods of fabrication works. Through the potential of mixed reality technology, this paper proposes a novel form of co-existing interactive workflow that helps designers understand the morphing status of material composition and assists workers in achieving desired results. We establish this co-existing workflow mechanism as an interface between design and reality that includes a HoloLens display, a parametric algorithm, and gesture control identification. This paper challenges the flexibility between the virtual and reality and the interaction between precise parameters and natural gestures within an automation process.