Best practice for collaborative design demands good interaction between its collaborators. The capacity to
share common knowledge about design models at hand is a basic requirement. With current advancing
technologies gathering collective knowledge is more straightforward, as the dialog between experts can be
supported better. The potential for 3D visualization techniques to become the right support tool for
collaborative design is explored. Special attention is put on the possible usage for remote collaboration. The
opportunities for current state-of-the-art visualization techniques from stereoscopic vision to holographic
displays are researched. A classification of the various systems is explored with respect to their tangible
usage for augmented reality. Appropriate interaction methods can be selected based on the usage scenario.