Thing 11 : Augmented reality

23 Jul

This week we are giving you Mylees’s post from23mobilethings.net.  Don’t forget to go to their site for more great information on all the things!

Abbreviated as AR,  augmented reality is the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device (eg. through a smartphone camera).

This video gives you a quick introduction to some of its potential.

Perhaps you’ve heard about a recent example,  Google Glasses  are location aware, computerised eyeglasses  that will display information to the side of what you’re viewing.  There are quite a few AR applications that could be employed in library environments and in this Thing we’d like you to explore some of the possibilities:

DISCOVER:

EXPLORE: 

THINKING POINTS: 

  • Could the wayfinding in your library environment be improved with AR? Would an information literacy guided tour of your library be improved by including AR technology?
  • Could you use an AR app like Lookator to make it easy for students to find the wifi hotspots on campus?
  • Is there complex equipment in your library? Perhaps a video demonstration could provide assistance to customers if it were available at the point of need via AR?
  • Do you serve clients from different language backgrounds?  Could you create an AR guide in their preferred language to help them orient to the library environment and services?
  • Are you engaging with your community to plan a new library space?  Could you let them move the furniture around using an AR app like Augment [iOS version andAndroid  version]?
  • Could you overlay local history film and audio clips into your local environment using an AR app?
  • What would your summer reading club be like if you incorporated AR features?
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8 Responses to “Thing 11 : Augmented reality”

  1. Kim Salamonson July 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Wow can see so much potential for augmented reality in libraries, I love it ooh the possibilities rae endless, will am having fun with this.

  2. Kim Salamonson July 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    Wow can see so much potential for augmented reality in libraries, I love it ooh the possibilities are endless, I am having fun with this.

  3. Cath Sheard July 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Like Kim, I can see so many cool things we could do with this, but there is something about it that I just can’t get my head around, and I have no idea why. I’m all “oooh, cool” then my brain overloads and I can’t go any further.

    It’s like quantum physics. I’m fascinated, and even tried a basic uni paper – but my brain jams up and in the end I can’t do it.

    How have others got on? I’m a definite F or DNC on this one….

  4. financial-domination.com September 24, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    My spouse and I stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out.
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