Glossary (24)

The goal of a glossary is to have a common vocabulary between all project participants. This facilitates communication with the stakeholders and prevents misunderstandings due to missing, unclear, or ambiguous definitions. The glossary is created and enhanced through discussions with stakeholders and business experts in the respective domain, and research in other sources such as internal documentation and literature.

Rule of thumb: If you do not know the domain, you underestimate its complexity.

ID Name Definition
GL-1 3D Model Virtual 3D representation of a product.
GL-2 AR glasses Wearable Augmented Reality (AR) devices that are worn like regular glasses and merge virtual information with physical information in a user's view field. With the help of AR glasses users can access the AR system and see the 3D models of furniture directly in their room without having to look at a smartphone.
GL-3 Arranging Putting or placing virtual 3D models of furniture or decoration in a room in a way that is desired by the user.
GL-4 Business web API The API used by companies to manage their data, share and upload new data (like 3D models).
GL-5 Business web platform The graphical interface used by companies to manage their data, share and upload new data (like 3D models).
GL-6 Camera Property of smartphone which a user can use to scan their room.
GL-7 Color The appearance of a product apart from size and shape when light strikes it.
GL-8 Community Platform for users to share designs and have discussions about them.
GL-9 Decoration An object that adorns, enriches, or beautifies a certain area or room (e.g. curtains, wallpaper, vases, etc.). It is provided as product in the AR system.
GL-10 Design A concept or plan that specifies the shape, characteristics and functions of a product. A product design can have one or more variants. Vendors are responsible for the design of their products and the end customers can choose which design variant they like.
GL-11 Dimensions A measurable extent of a 3D model or product such as length, breadth, depth, and height.
GL-12 Dummy product An entity in the system that is not for sale but is used for creative purposes by users.
GL-13 End customer Subtype of user. People which the system mainly targets. They use the system to arrange and try out furniture and decorations and in the best case also purchase these products.
GL-14 Favorites List of products which are preferred by a user.
GL-15 Marketplace Virtual place for vendors to offer products for end customers to buy which is located inside the tool / system. It is connected to the vendors' webshops.
GL-16 Product A buyable entity in the system (i.e. different furniture and decoration). The specifications of the entity (e.g. like dimensions, color, design) is provided by a vendor. It has a 3D model which can be placed in an end customer's room using the AR system.
GL-17 Room The physical environment the customer is located in. It is usually part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling. It is scanned with with either a smartphone or AR glasses and then displayed in AR.
GL-18 Smartphone Device which customers can use to access the AR tool.
GL-19 System The AR system itself which is to be developed and is the main object of this project.
GL-20 Theme A set of furniture which fits together in a certain way and is selected and arranged by an end customer in a room.
GL-21 User People who use the system for arranging products in AR, purchasing them or for creative use, as well as or businesses that use the system for selling their products. Users can therefore be either vendors or end customers.
GL-22 Vendor Subtype of user. Business customer of the system that owns different products and uses the system to offer and sell their products to end customers.
GL-23 Wall Vertical structure, often made of stone or brick, that surrounds a room. Can be configured by end customers.
GL-24 Webshop External system which is owned by a vendor and virtual place where they sell only their own furniture, decoration or other products. It receives and sends data from the AR system to process end customers' oders.