You-AR!

Introduction:

The next wave of digital disruption is coming. It will fundamentally change how we position information, see the world, learn, collaborate, shop, and interact. Computer vision, paired with a new generation of smart glasses and data-projection will mix digital layers into our field of view to revolutionize how and what we see.

The critical design question for augmented sight, and the focus of course was: What do we need to see? The week-long, half-day course explored the opportunities, principles and hazards of Supersight. Design teams were required to deliver three concept videos and animation layered super-short vignettes on given themes.

1. LabanLock (theme: UNDERSTOOD: Personal Coaching)

The design team immersed itself in the prospect that AR will lead to personal coaching on all surfaces. COVID-19 highlighted the need for accessible, effective at-home fitness. The “Laban Lock” is a concept fridge that conducts precision analysis of human body’s form and technique in motion in order to unlock for a snack.

2. Mirage (theme: DIAGNOSED: Healthcare and centaurs)

Healthcare will experience a revolution through artificial intelligence delegation from doctors’ current professional domains of diagnosis and treatment. “Mirage” explores how a bathroom mirror may present daily health-age shock diagnostics based on food consumption to prompt good nutrition and health. A next iteration might drive behavior change by additional comparing a users physical activity to statistics of a sample of similar users.

3. DyslexSeeAR (theme: ENLIGHTENED: Contextual learning)

Augmented Reality will fundamentally change education. The design team considered how learning will be enhanced by seeing the unseen, such as the timescale of a landscape over time, or differential biological scales from the micro (molecule) to meso (planetary) scale. “DyslexSeeAR” is a concept for people, especially teachers, to actually see and empathize with the learning disability of others.