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DevfestMN - The "R" in AR means data and Augmented Images makes it happen

DevfestMN - The "R" in AR means data and Augmented Images makes it happen

Today there are lots of case studies for Spatial Computing (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality etc) in education and entertainment. Unfortunately, the newly released ARCore features like Augmented Images still lack tutorials and practical examples.

In this interactive session, Noble Ackerson, a seasoned Technical Product Lead and GDE, shares insights with examples through a fun "choose your own adventure" technical talk (Bandersnatch-style), on how to build marker-based AR with Augmented Images to create experiences to transform data from the world into practical utility for your users.

This audience chose to focus on practical use-cases of Marker Based AR

Noble Ackerson

February 02, 2019

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  1. How Augmented Images Brings data to apps A choose your

    own adventure-style technical talk With Noble Ackerson
  2. The mixture of the real world and virtual worlds so

    that one understands the other. This creates experiences that cannot possibly happen anywhere else. AR/MR
  3. The R is for Data Image Credit: https://dribbble.com/AndrewCoyleDesign Spatial computing

    works best when computers interpret the environment and return responses that engage our senses.
  4. AR: Common business use-cases Data capture & markup Entertainment Commerce

    & Marketing Maintenance and repair /c/nobleackerson @nobleackerson
  5. Augmented Images Marker-based AR where the digital world is anchored

    to the real world /c/nobleackerson @nobleackerson
  6. Development Environment for ARCore Unity 2017.4.15f1 + 2018.3.1f1 ARCore SDK

    1.6.0 + A compatible phone developers.google.com/ar/discover/supported-devices
  7. How do augmented images work? Precompile up to 1000 images

    via DB 1 Add Images to DB 2 Detect Images 3 Render Assets (video, 3D prefabs, etc.)
  8. Pro-tips • Supports PNG, JPEG and JPG formats • Detection

    is based on points of high contrast • Image’s resolution must be at least 300 X 300 pixels • Images with repetitive features suck • Don’t try to track moving objects.
  9. Some Design Principles for Augmented Reality Be mindful of the

    user's safety and privacy Avoid separate onscreen controls. Use the entire display to engage people.
  10. Audio enhances AR experiences. Provide confirmation that a virtual object

    has come into contact with a physical surface or other virtual object Use sound to aid with getting interactions with precision for your users.
  11. In summary • AR has practical usecases • Reality in

    Augmented Reality is Data • Make sure your editor/devices are supported • Build for your device (mobile vs head-worn) • Augmented Images have privacy implications • Be mindful of the user's safety • Favor functional experiences that matter /c/nobleackerson @nobleackerson
  12. Resources AR Concepts: https://developers.google.com/ar/di scover/concepts Google Developers ARCore https://developers.google.com/ar/ Github

    projects for ARCore: https://github.com/google-ar AR experiments for inspiration and to see what could be possible: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ar