This week we are exploring the potential of mobile Augmented Reality (AR) – for example Wikitude, or Junaio, download either of these AR Apps to your mobile device, explore some AR content, then create and share a mobile AR project description to the Project Bank for feedback. Rate another participants mobile AR project.
Mobile Augmented Reality utilises a smart device’s built-in camera and geolocation sensors (GPS, compass, and gyroscope) to overlay the real world environment with digital information, thus augmenting a real-world environment. While mobile AR has predominantly been used for marketing, Museum visits, enhancing Magazines, and other forms of content delivery, there is a range of freely available mobile AR content creation and sharing platforms that can be used for student-generated projects.
Start by downloading an AR App to your device – for example Wikitude, and search the available content for project inspiration. For Aucklanders you can search Wikitude for several examples of Architecture student projects: Archifail, Archiwonder, exploreauckland, and the Wynyard Quarter.
Hints on using Google Maps and Wikitude to create an AR layer:
- Slideshow of creating an interactive Google Map & publishing in Wikitude
- Creating an interactive Google Map for geolocating content
Reflect on this process on your WordPress Blog.
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