• Home
  • Industry Trends

Archives of Industry Trends

Construct Your Reality at the ULI Toronto Symposium

How do tomorrow’s cutting edge Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies affect built structures? More importantly, how do they fit with your vision? Join us at the ULI Toronto Symposium as we showcase our Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions with Boszko & Verity to uncover these answers for yourself. Drop by room 104D on Monday, April […]
Hololens Mesh Scan

The OMG Factor: Building Our New Office With The Hololens

While gearing up to relocate Designstor in May we had an “aha” moment when we realized this was the perfect opportunity to test our applications with the Hololens and HTC Vive on ourselves. We could experience firsthand what it would be like to design and plan a space pre-construction using our own services. In today’s […]

What’s the difference between VR, AR and MR?

By now, you’ve likely heard all the jargon and endless explanations distinguishing the different “realities” that are available via Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other hardware. Yet, somehow those differences still seem a little hazy. At Designstor, we work in these different realities almost daily, and have found there’s no better way to […]

Understanding VR in Real Estate and Development

All sorts of sci-fi images are conjured up in one’s mind at the mention of “Virtual Reality”. It’s a trendy word to drop these days, and is, unfortunately, often dropped out of proper context in the Real Estate and Development industry. If you are trying to wrap your head around the world of VR, and […]

Holo Wow-I-Can’t-Believe-How-Cool-that-Is

About a month ago Designstor had the honour of becoming part of the first wave of developers to get their hands on the new Microsoft Hololens.  It was a while before Franco and Rob stopped hogging the units for initial tests, but eventually, everyone got to try them. And, almost without exception, the first word to […]