Last year, I attended an expo called Future Assembly and while there, I had an opportunity to participate in an augment reality experiment.
A Melbourne based company called Plattar (@PlattarGlobal) set up their camera equipment and invited people to film a short video that they can augment onto your business card. Obviously, I was keen to give this a go.
A few days ago I received my augmented reality image meaning that when I use the Plattar app with my business card, the image of me pops up!
I’ve mucked about with Augmented Reality apps before such as Aurasma, Junaio, ARDinopark (my first delightful exposure to AR) downloading these on my smart device. It’s been a lot of fun thinking about their applications for learning and development – mainly as performance support tools.
Although I don’t claim to be an expert in AR, it does have its applications. Here is an example of how Hyundai use it as a virtual training manual.
At one stage when I was working with a previous employer, I had this idea of augmenting the noticeboards with additional hidden digital content that supported the documents and flyers that were being displayed. I thought it would have been a novel and innovative way of making the ‘static’ information on documents and brochures come alive with the personal stories and links to references and resources on the intranet. I would have loved to explored this but sometimes you simply run out of time because your real job comes first. However, the possibilities are there.
Have you used augmented reality in your learning programs?