Thinking about the future of the workplace? If you’re in the process of planning an upgrade or moving to a new office, it’s important to consider how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) could be incorporated into your space. These technologies are improving every day, and an increasing number of offices are embracing their many applications in modern office design. Interested in learning more? Here, we highlight a few of the ways that VR and AR are changing the workplace:

Employee Training

Videos have long been used for training new employees, but it’s time to be on the lookout for VR and AR to take center stage. If you’re not familiar with the difference between VR and AR, you can think of it like this: VR replaces your vision, while AR adds to it. In the case of employee training, both of these technologies can be useful. For example, VR can be used to simulate the workplace in work-from-home settings, while AR can provide realistic, hands-on training in the office.

Cutting-Edge Marketing Tools

In our incredibly competitive world, companies are always on the search for innovative ways to prove the worth of their products and services. Rather than face-to-face presentations or traditional digital marketing, we expect VR and AR to play a more prevalent role in demonstrating value to customers.

Enhanced Communication

Perhaps the most exciting application of VR and AR in the workplace is its ability to enhance communication between team members and customers. Most of us are familiar with virtual meetings–including virtual reality options, such as Zoom’s newest capabilities. There’s no question that the pandemic helped spur on innovations in virtual reality, and we’ll continue to see this technology get even better in the coming years.

In addition to VR to boost communication, AR may become increasingly relied upon. Augmented reality can already be used as a translation tool, which can prove beneficial in removing language barriers to streamline communication.

If you’re ready to make improvements to the office, you may be interested in incorporating design that’s conducive to VR and AR. With this goal in mind, our team of interior designers would love to assist you in achieving your vision. To learn more about how we can help you create your dream space, please contact us for a consultation. We’re looking forward to getting to know you, learning more about your goals, and getting to work on bringing modern office design to life in your space.