WHERE IMAGINATION MEETS REALITY- A HIGH TECH DISNEY WORLD

Never before in the history of this century have homes been under such tremendous pressure as they have been now due to the havoc caused by the novel Coronavirus worldwide. Urban properties that would have been empty on the weekdays are now jam-packed, not only on weekends but also throughout the week. We are radically giving a second thought about how we want to live. We are rethinking how we want our workplaces to be after surviving the present storm of COVID-19, we are looking forward to thriving in a post-pandemic future. What should interior designers be focusing on to meet these new needs of the Xennials and Millennial generation? And how can Artificial Intelligence bring magic to interior designing and solve some of the issues faced in this valiant new world?

Let us take a look at how artificial intelligence can change the way how we look at the world.

 

  • What is Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality?

 

Broadly speaking, Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science that emphasises the development of machines to learn, think and make a decision like a human being. A human can see and recognise, speak, think, analyse and make decisions on its own these things can be instilled in a machine. Think, how the world would change if a device like a CCTV camera could scan and detect if you’ve got COVID-19 before you enter your office? AI’s in interiors are constructed by the people to solve problems for the people.

 

By books, Virtual Reality is an artificial world that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. It is experienced through two of our five senses: sight and sound. When we think about Virtual Reality, the things that pop up in our mind is gaming and entertainment. But have you thought of the benefits of VR in interiors?

 

  • How will Artificial Intelligence transfigure the interior design industry?

2020 and 2021 bought our sharp focus on your house the way we use them. Stuck inside while the pandemic raged, we had to find a space to work, play, do workouts and do yoga and carry out activities that previously have been done in their respective spaces. Were these years really the change-makers or were these changes already taking place? Do you remember those days when we had no clue as to how much time it will take to reach a new destination? Those days when we had no clue about the direction? But now we have google maps as our saviour. How can we forget Alexa? You need to tell her the work and she’ll do it in seconds. Something common in all of them is they make our lives easier and better.

 

AI’s in interiors bridges the gap between the client’s wants, ideas and the designer’s imagination. AI in interiors will not only make living easy but also makes the design work easy. No more teams will be required for a particular task to be done, AI will replace them. You don’t need to save and store design ideas AI will analyse and remember those thousand images and videos using computer vision. It will reduce the time-consuming manual process, while it will be easy for designers to execute. It will also give a satisfactory and near-perfect personalised want to the consumer. Hence, it is said artificial intelligence will bring magic to interior designing since it will ease both consumer’s demand and designer’s work.

 

 

  • How will Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence aid interior designing?     

 

Virtual Reality in interior designing is like Siri for Apple users. In the covid times, communication between the designer and the customer is the biggest gap that can be covered with the help of Virtual Reality. Even before the worldwide wave of COVID-19, interior designing is considered a time-consuming and cost-intensive process. So the question is how can virtual reality ease up the work of interior designers?

 

  1. AMIABLE COMMUNICATION

 

As mentioned above, virtual reality in interior design will bridge the communication gap, this is because customers generally find it really hectic to convey their ideas to the designer verbally or even through sketches. Using VR technology to convey their ideas would be much easier to illustrate as well as to understand.

 

 

  1.  LIVELY VISUALIZATION

 

Dynamic and lively visualizations are possible with the help of gaming software and HMD’S such as Oculus, Rift, Google cardboard etc. can turn smartphones into VR devices.

 

 

  1. REDUCE COST OF BUSINESS

 

As a businessperson keeping a check on profits and loss or reducing the cost of input is an integral part of the business. Using VR in interior design cuts off the cost of input and man-hours spent on training, interviewing, reducing travel, meetings. It also promotes e-advertisements.

 

  • CONCLUSION
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Just like a vehicle starts only if you put the key in and turn it or press the autostart button, technology has become this key in this fast-moving world.  Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are just like that magic that Cinderella’s fairy godmother uses. They add magic to interior design and ease up our lifestyle.

 

References:

Wikipedia for the definitions of VR and AI