The ability to effectively communicate saves us time and money, creates relationships and solves problems. Creating new ideas and products results from collaboration between different people with different skills and different expertise. Sometimes it is hard for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to effectively communicate especially if you’re dealing with abstract thought. Architects and designers would probably never win first place in an effective communication and collaboration contest with their clients. It is not that architects or designers can’t communicate. These artistic professionals have expertise in a craft that happens to be extremely difficult to explain. We hire architects and designers because they think a certain way and posses skills that we do not have. They create mental imageries and technical drawings that are nearly impossible to verbally communicate.
Architects and designers can look at a 2D blueprint and mentally visualize it in 3D, the average client cannot. Without being properly trained we do not have the mental capacity or spatial reasoning to generate 3D imagery. Time and money is wasted because of miscommunication and differences in visual perceptions between client, architect and designer.
Software like Google+ allow people to collaborate more efficiently in professions like marketing and PR. Another good example MindJet has produced a platform where mental processes like brainstorming can be created in a visual format and shared with other collaborators. But is there collaborative software for other professionals such as architects and designers that make it easier to effectively communicate?
Now there is. VIMtrek software creates an experience to effectively collaborate and communicate between the different levels of expertise by creating 3D environments that are interactive and easy and free to navigate. VIMtrek takes bland 3D static images and turns them into near photorealistic realistic 3D images and incorporates the bland 2D data into immersive and interactive user interfaces
Less time is wasted trying to explain 2D blueprints and visual imageries. ‘VIMnotes’ allow users to leave their questions and share ideas throughout their visual experience. You do not need to be the architect or the designer to take part in the collaboration – so now even the untrained eye of the clients can see in 3D too.