Matt Ramirez
Mimas AR Developer, University of Manchester
A Study in SCARLET
mimas.ac.uk
• Project Overview
• What is AR?
• Implementation of AR with Special Collections – SCARLET PROJECT
• DEMO
• Evaluation
• S...
mimas.ac.uk
GartnerHypeCycle
Mobile Usage
• Morgan Stanley forecast that by 2014 mobile internet usage will
overtake user access through traditional de...
Introduction to AR
• Augmented Reality (AR) is a term for
superimposing computer graphics over a
live view of the real wor...
Types of Augmented Reality
• Marker based AR (e.g. natural feature tracking – 2D or 3D physical
objects)
• Markerless (wit...
Dark Full page image Title
Markerless mimas.ac.uk
Dark Full page image Title
Marker based mimas.ac.uk
Examples of AR
Early use cases
• Military application on Heads up displays (HUDs)
• Provide visual cues to pilots relating...
Examples of AR
Early use cases
• Manufacturing on production lines (e.g. BMW)
• Engineers quality assure alignment of comp...
SCARLET Project
Aims
• Use AR to add value to the learner experience.
• Produce a methodology that other Special
Collectio...
AR Student Benefits
• Compliment physical learning spaces (e.g. clinical skills labs, libraries)
with leading-edge e-learn...
Stakeholder Roles
mimas.ac.uk
Mimas
Project Management
and AR technology
Academics
Award winning academics to
develop and ...
The courses and content
Dante’s Divine Comedy
10 key editions of the poem which are
particularly important in terms of the...
The courses and content
Gospel of John papyri
The most famous piece of the Rylands
collection, the world-renowned oldest
f...
GLUE-ing information to images mimas.ac.uk
DEMOS
mimas.ac.uk
St John Fragment
Feedback - Positive
• Technology was easy to use.
• Provided a central reference to library systems and external resources...
Feedback - Negative
• Some resources were already available online (Blackboard)
• Students felt divorced from physical obj...
Feedback – Lessons Learned
• Use of AR should be more contextual and linked to the object.
• Best used in short byte size ...
http://youtu.be/FgLCyJ1KwTA?t=6m31s mimas.ac.uk
Award Winning
Our achievements
• Junaio certified
• Silver award for the Association for Learning
Technologists „Learning ...
SCARLET+
Moving forward
Embedding the SCARLET methodology with two different
types of collections (mass observations and v...
Dr. Lucy Robinson, lecturer in contemporary British history and University
of Sussex academic lead on Scarlet+ project
htt...
Other subject applications
Library - Handing over the display cases…
• Year 6 pupils from local schools will choose object...
Dark Full page image Title
Mock up of interface mimas.ac.uk
Other subject applications
Geology Field Trip
• The AR location based learning resource will
aim to enhance Geology field ...
Other subject applications
Landmap
• UKMap AR App allows students to interact
with different mapping layers from the
UKMap...
DEMOS
mimas.ac.uk
Landmap
Medical School
Selected Presentations
mimas.ac.uk
ELI 2012 Annual Meeting, Austin, US
UKSG 2012, Glasgow, UK
Electronic Resources and Lib...
The future is already here mimas.ac.uk
The Future is already here mimas.ac.uk
Thank you
Keep up to date
Detailed perspectives about AR in education
on our blog:
http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com
Twitte...
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  • The AR location based learning resource proposed has the potential to enhance a geology field trip by providing additional information possibly in the form of audio, video, pictures, and textual data, giving historical and geological information whilst they undertaking a field trip.
  • Matthew Ramirez: 'A Study in Scarlet'

    1. 1. Matt Ramirez Mimas AR Developer, University of Manchester A Study in SCARLET mimas.ac.uk
    2. 2. • Project Overview • What is AR? • Implementation of AR with Special Collections – SCARLET PROJECT • DEMO • Evaluation • SCARLET+ • Other subject applications • DEMO Presentation Overview
    3. 3. mimas.ac.uk GartnerHypeCycle
    4. 4. Mobile Usage • Morgan Stanley forecast that by 2014 mobile internet usage will overtake user access through traditional desktop means. • “The way children use media through the day is also changing… suggesting a push-button, on-demand culture, which is moving away from scheduled television programmes.” – Childwise survey, children 7- 16, 2013 mimas.ac.uk
    5. 5. Introduction to AR • Augmented Reality (AR) is a term for superimposing computer graphics over a live view of the real world • Can be delivered on a desktop, television, mobile device etc. • Points of Interest (POI‟s) are the main way of displaying AR information. mimas.ac.uk
    6. 6. Types of Augmented Reality • Marker based AR (e.g. natural feature tracking – 2D or 3D physical objects) • Markerless (without tracking using locational device sensors such as GPS and/or accelerometer) mimas.ac.uk
    7. 7. Dark Full page image Title Markerless mimas.ac.uk
    8. 8. Dark Full page image Title Marker based mimas.ac.uk
    9. 9. Examples of AR Early use cases • Military application on Heads up displays (HUDs) • Provide visual cues to pilots relating to aircraft systems such as altitude, airspeed and horizon line. • Frequently used in unmanned drones, controlled remotely with contextual targeting information on screen mimas.ac.uk
    10. 10. Examples of AR Early use cases • Manufacturing on production lines (e.g. BMW) • Engineers quality assure alignment of components using augmented models. • Provide directions for assembly on HUD‟s mimas.ac.uk
    11. 11. SCARLET Project Aims • Use AR to add value to the learner experience. • Produce a methodology that other Special Collections libraries can follow, making these resources accessible for research, teaching and learning. Challenges • Students must consult rare books within the controlled conditions of library study rooms. • The objects are isolated from the secondary, supporting materials and the growing mass of related digital assets. • How does the use of AR enhance Learning & Teaching? • What application does AR have to the wider audience? mimas.ac.uk
    12. 12. AR Student Benefits • Compliment physical learning spaces (e.g. clinical skills labs, libraries) with leading-edge e-learning. • Surround objects with interpretative and contextual material. • Bridging the gap between specialist-mediated demonstrations and independent learning. • Using blended learning methodology. • Users retain information when actively involved in a learning experience. • Abstract concepts or ideas that might otherwise be difficult for students to comprehend can be explained through AR in situ. mimas.ac.uk
    13. 13. Stakeholder Roles mimas.ac.uk Mimas Project Management and AR technology Academics Award winning academics to develop and deliver content John Rylands Library Technical integration special collections. Expert knowledge of special collections. Student Voice Undergraduate students leading the development process
    14. 14. The courses and content Dante’s Divine Comedy 10 key editions of the poem which are particularly important in terms of the publishing and or/intellectual history All published between 1472 and 1555 UG course, Italian Studies, Beyond the Text: The Book and its Body mimas.ac.uk
    15. 15. The courses and content Gospel of John papyri The most famous piece of the Rylands collection, the world-renowned oldest fragment of the Gospel of John, on permanent public display. UG course, Classical Studies, Egypt in the Graeco-Roman World mimas.ac.uk
    16. 16. GLUE-ing information to images mimas.ac.uk
    17. 17. DEMOS mimas.ac.uk St John Fragment
    18. 18. Feedback - Positive • Technology was easy to use. • Provided a central reference to library systems and external resources. • Beneficial for initial planning of essays and basic knowledge acquisition. • Video introductions related to specific objects were most valuable asset in the delivery. • “Makes learning fun” • Enjoyed using the iPads working with peers. • Give a more realistic perspective – puts you “in” the situation. Makes learning more exciting and interactive mimas.ac.uk
    19. 19. Feedback - Negative • Some resources were already available online (Blackboard) • Students felt divorced from physical object; linking to web app diluted the experience • Activity was prescribed and not aligned with some users research methods consulting physical secondary texts. mimas.ac.uk
    20. 20. Feedback – Lessons Learned • Use of AR should be more contextual and linked to the object. • Best used in short byte size learning chunks • Must deliver unique learning values different from online support (e.g.VLE). • User should become less conscious of the technology and more engaged with the learning/object. • Users learn in different ways and AR may not be appropriate to all students. • Evaluation needed from other user groups and course areas. mimas.ac.uk
    21. 21. http://youtu.be/FgLCyJ1KwTA?t=6m31s mimas.ac.uk
    22. 22. Award Winning Our achievements • Junaio certified • Silver award for the Association for Learning Technologists „Learning Technology of the Year‟ team award • Awarded „Innovation in Education‟ in the Higher Education category at the inaugural Education Innovation Conference mimas.ac.uk
    23. 23. SCARLET+ Moving forward Embedding the SCARLET methodology with two different types of collections (mass observations and visual arts) at the University of Sussex and the Craft Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts. mimas.ac.uk
    24. 24. Dr. Lucy Robinson, lecturer in contemporary British history and University of Sussex academic lead on Scarlet+ project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHzSFR6yi8 mimas.ac.uk
    25. 25. Other subject applications Library - Handing over the display cases… • Year 6 pupils from local schools will choose objects to label and share their thoughts using AR • Could include: • maps to show where the objects come from • videos of the pupils talking about the them • 3D AR versions of the objects so they can be rotated and viewed from all angles. mimas.ac.uk
    26. 26. Dark Full page image Title Mock up of interface mimas.ac.uk
    27. 27. Other subject applications Geology Field Trip • The AR location based learning resource will aim to enhance Geology field trip with audio, images, 3d models and video. • AR overlays highlight rock formations, evolution of changing topology and fossil beds mimas.ac.uk
    28. 28. Other subject applications Landmap • UKMap AR App allows students to interact with different mapping layers from the UKMap database. mimas.ac.uk
    29. 29. DEMOS mimas.ac.uk Landmap Medical School
    30. 30. Selected Presentations mimas.ac.uk ELI 2012 Annual Meeting, Austin, US UKSG 2012, Glasgow, UK Electronic Resources and Libraries, Austin, US CNI meeting, Baltimore, US LILAC 2012, Glasgow, UK ELAG, Palma, Spain Publications A Study in SCARLET – AR(t) Magazine, Issue 3 Augmented reality: a new vision for Special Collections. CILIP Update, February 2012 The SCARLET Project: Augmented Reality in special collections, SCONUL Focus 54 Augmented Reality in Education: The SCARLET+ Experience, Ariadne, Issue 71
    31. 31. The future is already here mimas.ac.uk
    32. 32. The Future is already here mimas.ac.uk
    33. 33. Thank you Keep up to date Detailed perspectives about AR in education on our blog: http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com Twitter: @team_scarlet @ARdiscuss Email list: ARDISCUSS@jiscmail.com mimas.ac.uk Want to do some AR work with us? Email: laura.skilton@manchester.ac.uk or matthew.ramirez@manchester.ac.uk
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