Nabayan Roy

  • Nabayan Roy
    Senior Learning Content Developer

Shift Happens: Augmented Reality and the Future of Documentation

In 2005, we predicted that you could open up the hood of your car, point your device at the engine to (a) identify the part and (b) call up instructions on how to repair/replace a part.

We’re not quite there yet, but—we need to start laying the groundwork to move from two-dimensional (2D) to three-dimensional (3D) documentation.

The Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) industry, in particular, is challenged by 2D documentation—up to 50% of a technician’s shift can be wasted finding and reading procedural information. As a consequence, technicians lose focus, lose efficiency, and increase costs.

The future of technical documentation will be authoring and delivering 3D-enhanced instruction manuals.

In this hands-on session, you will learn:

  • Why companies need to change the way they provide user assistance in the future
  • The component parts of 3D-based user assistance
  • How Autodesk software helps in creating 3D content
  • About the process, including a demo


Nabayan Roy is a Senior Learning Content Developer and a lead API Writer at Autodesk, Singapore. He has been involved in technical communication for nearly 14 years in various roles, such as Information Architect, Content Strategist, and Programmer Writer. His interests include agile and lean content, user and developer experience (UX/DX), 3D printing and AR, social content, and project management. He is also a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).

Nabayan has previously presented at Autodesk Technical Summit, Shanghai and Content Strategy Applied (CSA), London.