Merging Realities: Exploring Meaningful Placement of AR Content

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PubDate: June 2016

Teams: Philips Design

Writers: Tom Djajadiningrat;Patray Lui

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Abstract

Many people talk about augmented reality (AR), but few have experienced it first hand, let alone designed for it. That is a shame, because arguably there are no other technologies that make one experience embodiment and situatedness so directly. We strongly believe that first person experience is the only way to understand the opportunities and limitations of AR. In this one day workshop, we help participants explore smartphone-based augmented reality. We put special emphasis on co-location: the notion that virtual objects can be accurately positioned within the physical world. During the morning session, participants learn how to design AR markers and augment them with virtual content. In the afternoon, participants team up to explore the interaction possibilities of AR. Though for reasons of cost and throughput participants focus on smartphone-based AR, we will bring AR glasses to let participants experience the pros and cons of screen-based vs. head-mounted AR.

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