October 19, 2016

AR Building Tour

This project is a self-guided, augmented-reality tour of the Innovation, Media, Research, and Commercialization (IMRC) Center that was a collaboration between Eric Morrison and myself. Noticing that there wasn’t always a faculty member free to give a tour when visitors arrived, we wanted to create an innovative solution that would showcase what the IMRC has to offer as well as exemplify its use of cutting-edge technologies.

We interviewed the director of each facility so that new visitors would be able to learn not just about the wonderful spaces available, but also about the faculty that run them. Using posters designed in Adobe Illustrator, and hung outside their respective rooms, visitors are able to trigger video overlays through an app called Aurasma.

The video below shows the detection of the poster on the wall triggering the video overlay, which may then be tapped to enter full-screen mode. (In full-screen mode the poster does not need to remain in the camera’s view in order to play the video.)

Programs used: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Aurasma