Rapid prototyping in Stanford’s Main Quad
Today I can say I really kicked off my Knight Fellowship project at Stanford.
Our idea is to combine storytelling with AR by using old pictures of Palo Alto and/or Stanford thanks to the kind help of Palo Alto Historical Association.
Our first test was to do a simple augment in Stanford University’s Main Quad where we positioned a 1905 picture showing a big arch that is no longer on campus (maybe because of 1906 earthquake).
Our first challenge now is to find the good combination between a compelling story and an immersive user experience.
What we are realizing is that the geographical area we want to tell the story of should not be too big otherwise the user won’t be able to immerse him/herself into it.
That is why augmenting the Main Quad can be of a great interest from the user experience point of view. But we also have to find a good story to tell (not too touristic) that fit with that defined geographical area.
We are looking forward to exchanging ideas on it. We’ve just started! So if you are intrigued by this “AR + storytelling = geornalism” idea, just let us know!