Summary

Ikea Home Planner

reviewed by Sharon

14/10/2017

The Good:

You can recreate a room. It's easy to place objects in the room and you can specify how it should look.

The Bad:

Sometimes it's a bit slow. And I find it not very easy to navigate through the room.

The Bottomline:

It's interesting for designers who want to design a space, in a very fast way.

Overall Rating:

4

Specifications

The official website of the tool is

http://kitchenplanner.ikea.com/nl/UI/Pages/VPUI.htm

The tool is made by

Ikea

You can find the official doccumentation on:

https://goo.gl/oinAzS

Is there a user forum/ bug tracker/ issue tracker and if so where?

n/a

I reviewed version n/a of the Software

The interface:

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  • what is it : online tool
  • what is it for ? video, other
  • this tool functions : both
  • this tool is available for : Linux, Windows, Mac OS
  • this tool is : Free Beer
  • does this tool have a paid version available? no
  • Review

    The user interface:

    Is relatively easy, the icons say what they do and are clear.

    Tutorials / Instructions:

  • useful / helpful : 4
  • clear : 4
  • quick and easy to understand : 4

    What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)

    "The interface for the IKEA Home Planner is well developed and easy to use. If not for the fact that the object placement is limited to only two room styles without practical additions, this application would be amazing. Switching from 2D to 3D is effortless and the renderings are smooth. However, there are far better applications on the Internet if you're not looking to shop for your kitchen or dining room needs at IKEA. As this is a new application, it would be nice to see continued updates to the software in order to become a real floor planner and not just a digital method to hawk IKEA's limited selection of available wares." Blinklist

    Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)

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    What would/could a designer use this tool for?

    A designer could use this tool, to design an exhibition/installation, or make a movie in a 3d room.

    Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?

    I had to make an account, but I haven't received spam on my e-mail yet, so that's good.

    Please add any additional comments below:

    n/a

    *As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*

    Sharon, 14/10/2017

  • Interface

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    Testing the tool

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