CLIFF'SNOTES + AR
Working with Helios Interactive, I was given a prompt to explore the world of augmented reality in the context of revamping a current brand with new technology. I chose to hone in on how augmented reality could improve education.
Research, UI/UX, Interaction
School curriculums often include old English literature, and generating interest in this subject is proving
to be more and more difficult. Utilizing people's fascination with novel technology, spark a desire to learn in a new way
Highschoolers and beyond
The high school curriculum often includes challenging literature that student's find difficult to invest time into. There is a large market for study aids and guides, and the opportunity to help improve the learning experience is exponential.
An important thing to denote is that Microsoft suggests that only individuals 13 years and older should enjoy using the HoloLens.
Where the magic happens
To ensure that the experience is intuitive and comfortable, I took into account where a student might be. Students study and complete homework in a setting that promotes productivity and often sitting down. Having holograms seamlessly integrate into the student's environment will transform the space they are looking at to help them better understand the content, no matter where they are.
While honoring the importance of reading, this experience is additive to a
student's study routine, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the content
I spent a lot of time researching, understanding, and testing the HoloLens to get a better understanding of the tool
I would be designing for. I prioritized designing the interactions over the visuals, to ensure I could successfully
communicate how the solution would work
I wanted to recreate that sense of wild imagination and sought inspiration from children's pop-up books.
I modeled this interaction off of this because it's a familiar concept
I created a user flow to understand the steps that the user would be taking
Using sketches, I created a blueprint for how the content would look in the HoloLens
Learning about creating interactions for up and coming technology as well as presenting these
interactions to clients was an incredible learning experience
Clear as Crystal
I learned the value of organizing the story your pitch is going to tell in order to sell your product to a client. Having a clear, concise way to communicate your designs, especially designs for new technology, is essential to expressing the value your product can have