ILLUSORR was featured in a peer-reviewed article by Ryerson University Researchers, Vincent Hui, Tatiana Estrina, Gloria Zhou, and Alvin Huang, titled "Applications of Extended Reality Technologies within Design Pedagogy: A Case Study in Architectural Science", and published in International Journal of Digital Society (IJDS), Volume 12, Issue 2, 2021.
The concept of virtualizing and augmenting realities through technology has evolved from fantasy to feasibility and has advanced how humans are able to visualize and interact with the digital world. Extended realities (XR) often interpret three-dimensional space in both realistic and conceptual forms, leveraging the ability of macro and micro scaling of computerized images. The versatility of VR is used in a wide range of disciplines from creative industries to professional practices and as an interactive multi-sensory visualization medium, it can be effectively adopted as a learning tool, used to elevate the experience in the classroom. This paper examines the possibilities of the incorporation of virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality into the post-secondary architectural academic setting through lecture-based education, design pedagogy, project feedback delivery, and enhancement of experiential learning. The paper provides a case study of implementation into models of pedagogy at Canada’s largest architecture program, in order to enhance the learning experience both within in-person and online learning contexts.