With the recent development of information and communications technology, the furniture sales and
interior design fields have begun adopting various simulation systems based on virtual and augmented
reality. Here we implement and evaluate a high-presence interior layout simulation system.
Using mixed reality technology, the system arranges three-dimensional (3D) objects such as virtual
furniture and home appliances in real space, without the visual discomfort caused by occlusion discrepancies
between the virtual objects and real space. Accordingly, users can easily simulate home
interiors by arranging 3D objects in their own living rooms or bedrooms. To test the effectiveness
of the interior layout simulation system, we surveyed 22 university students who rated the presence,
operability, functionality, and effectiveness of the system. The subjects’ responses were overwhelmingly
positive for all five measures.