Annotations of Physical Models for Digital Design

Project Lead: James Gopsill

Problem

Computer Aided Design is a highly-skilled and knowledge intensive activity.

How can you engage your wider stakeholders in the design of new products and support consumer-led mass-customisation?

Solution

Why not let consumers annotate the physical models and use these annotations to drive changes to the digital model?

Approach

Vision based annotation of physical model, transforms a digital model that is then printed.

Benefits

  • ­Simple intuitive system that opens CAD to non-engineers.
  • ­Shown to be a great early-years learning tool to develop their understanding of 3D digital-physical geometry.