This project has received funding from the European
Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme.
Grant agreement No. 834033 AN-ICON.

2021 Interactivity


Virtuality Reality Continuum Beyond Design

Tilanka Chandrasekera Oklahoma State University

Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies are blurring boundaries between professions traditionally thought of as science/STEM based and professions traditionally thought of as arts based, providing a common medium to interact and collaborate, supporting the multi-disciplinary nature of the future workplace. Therefore, it is important to ask questions such as, how will individuals from different disciplines work together using these type of new technologies? how will these technologies affect traditional workflows, what can these new technologies offer and what are they capable of offering these future workplaces. In this presentation I will discuss some of the research work that I have conducted using Virtual and Augmented Reality through a designer’s perspective and answer some of these questions looking at the intrinsic characteristics of these technologies.

Tilanka is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater-OK. He is also a trained Architect from Sri Lanka with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and a PhD from the Department of Architectural studies, University of Missouri-Columbia focusing on the application of tangible user interfaces in design education. He has worked as an individual consultant as well as in several different Architectural firms in Sri Lanka.