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ABSTRACT: In this paper we introduce an innovative application designed to make collaborative design review in the architectural and
automotive domain more effective. For this purpose we present a system architecture which combines variety of visualization
displays such as high resolution multi-tile displays, TabletPCs and head-mounted displays with innovative 2D and D Interaction
Paradigms to better support collabo rative mobile mixed reality design reviews. Our research and development is motivated
by two use scenarios: automotive and architectural design review involving real users from Page\Park architects and FIAT Elasis.
Our activities are supported by the EU IST project IMPROVE aimed at developing advanced display techniques, fostering activities
in the areas of: optical see-through HMD development using unique OLED technology, marker-less optical tracking, mixed reality
rendering, image calibration for large tiled displays, collaborative tablet-based and projection wall oriented interaction
and stereoscopic video streaming for mobile users. The paper gives an overview of the hardware and software developments within
IMPROVE and concludes with results from first user tests.
Virtual Reality, Second International Conference, ICVR 2007, Held as part of HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings; 01/2007