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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
• Evaluation
• SCARLET+...
mimas.ac.uk
GartnerHypeCycle
Mobile Usage and behaviour
• Gartner forecasts in 2014, 2.16 billion mobile/tablet units shipped
compared with only 281 mi...
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(with...
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...
Landmap
• To provide UK HE and FE with high
quality spatial datasets and learning
materials
• UKMapAR App allows students ...
Dark Full page image Title
Landmap channel mimas.ac.uk
Landmap
• Freeze the tracking to take a
snapshot of the layer
• Activate gestures to rotate, scale
and move the layer
• Ma...
Other subject applications
Geology Field Trip
• The AR location based learning resource aimed to
enhance Geology field tri...
Dark Full page image Title
Discover Geology mimas.ac.uk
Geology Field trip - Feedback
mimas.ac.uk
“As an educational tool, Discover Geology demonstrates that it is
possible to co...
Other subject applications
Handing over the display cases
• Five pupils from Oswald Primary
School guest curated the faith...
Dark Full page image Title
Bringing display cases to life
mimas.ac.uk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCG4SUZOzYk
Current Projects
Clinical Skills Labs
• Use AR posters to point towards online
resources .
• Interact with equipment and w...
Dark Full page image Title
3D recognition for equipment mimas.ac.uk
Current Projects
Manchester Business School Retail tour
• Location based AR tour showing how retail has
evolved in Manches...
Current Projects
AR in the City
• Focus on A-Level Sociology students
• Build AR as component of classroom based activity
...
Current Projects
Manchester Museum
• Mapping the Museum
• Use Google Earth and AR to visualise the
spatial distribution of...
Current Projects
Manchester Museum
• Ancient Worlds
• Turning Statue of Neb-Sanu
• Provide visitors with information in fo...
Conclusion
• AR has enormous potential to surround learning spaces with
academically qualified information to add value to...
Selected Presentations
mimas.ac.uk
InsideAR, Munich 2013
ELI 2012 Annual Meeting, Austin, US
UKSG 2012, Glasgow, UK
Electr...
Thank you
Keep up to date
Detailed perspectives about AR in education
on our blog:
http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com
Twitte...
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A Study in SCARLET - Matt Ramirez

  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 • Evaluation • SCARLET+ • Other subject applications • Current AR projects Presentation Overview
  3. 3. mimas.ac.uk GartnerHypeCycle
  4. 4. Mobile Usage and behaviour • Gartner forecasts in 2014, 2.16 billion mobile/tablet units shipped compared with only 281 million desktops • “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 • Juniper Research in 2013 report that the mobile Augmented Reality (AR) market, is set to increase dramatically from 60 million unique users this year to nearly 200 million in 2018. 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. Landmap • To provide UK HE and FE with high quality spatial datasets and learning materials • UKMapAR App allows students to interact with different mapping layers from the UKMapdatabase. • Used to promote science and engineering courses for National Science and Engineering Week 2013 mimas.ac.uk
  26. 26. Dark Full page image Title Landmap channel mimas.ac.uk
  27. 27. Landmap • Freeze the tracking to take a snapshot of the layer • Activate gestures to rotate, scale and move the layer • Make the layer transparent to see how it fits on the printed base layer • Displays information about different parts of the interface mimas.ac.uk
  28. 28. Other subject applications Geology Field Trip • The AR location based learning resource aimed to enhance Geology field trip with audio, images, 3d models and video. • Feature finder identifying fossils, oil deposits and minerals such as Blue John. • Location based Points of Interest(POI) along the way navigating your journey. • Academic insight into the geological evolution of the Hope Valley. • Geological „Beneath your Feet‟ diagrams illustrating the geological make up at points along the route. • Dynamic navigation informing the user of the closest POI and compass direction. • Route finder – audio directions to the next POI mimas.ac.uk
  29. 29. Dark Full page image Title Discover Geology mimas.ac.uk
  30. 30. Geology Field trip - Feedback mimas.ac.uk “As an educational tool, Discover Geology demonstrates that it is possible to construct activities for distance or part-time learners that are functionally equivalent and of similar quality to traditionally mediated lessons.” “As a BSc Geology graduate I found the app interesting and fun, and a great tool. I would have loved to have had this available to me during my time at university, it would have been extremely helpful on our numerous field trips.” “All in all, the app made us take paths we didn‟t consider, stop and examine rocks we would‟ve otherwise ignored, find tiny fossils and see our trip as more than just a casual walk in the hills.”
  31. 31. Other subject applications Handing over the display cases • Five pupils from Oswald Primary School guest curated the faith exhibition at Rylands Gallery. • AR provides a layer of interpretation through allowing visitors to uncover more information and providing additional activities on their mobile devices. • Collaboration between Education and learning at The John Rylands Library and Mimas. mimas.ac.uk
  32. 32. Dark Full page image Title Bringing display cases to life mimas.ac.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCG4SUZOzYk
  33. 33. Current Projects Clinical Skills Labs • Use AR posters to point towards online resources . • Interact with equipment and workstations using 3D object recognition to serve additional information. • Reinforce practical skills such as applying a cannula with 3D animated models • Use 3D overlays for problem based learning using virtual patients(e.g. x-rays over mannequins, biopsies) mimas.ac.uk
  34. 34. Dark Full page image Title 3D recognition for equipment mimas.ac.uk
  35. 35. Current Projects Manchester Business School Retail tour • Location based AR tour showing how retail has evolved in Manchester city center for MBA students. • Using GPS markers to held students understand the shifting nature of retail. • Overlaying historical photographs and using road signs to deliver context. mimas.ac.uk
  36. 36. Current Projects AR in the City • Focus on A-Level Sociology students • Build AR as component of classroom based activity • Deliver Housing, Crime and Census data over imaged affluent, poor and business area of London, mimas.ac.uk
  37. 37. Current Projects Manchester Museum • Mapping the Museum • Use Google Earth and AR to visualise the spatial distribution of amphibians and reptiles found in the Vivariumcollection • Highlight environmental issues such as deforestation and climate change mimas.ac.uk
  38. 38. Current Projects Manchester Museum • Ancient Worlds • Turning Statue of Neb-Sanu • Provide visitors with information in form of multimedia (video, audio, annotation) • 3d animation of statue mapped to exhibit mimas.ac.uk
  39. 39. Conclusion • AR has enormous potential to surround learning spaces with academically qualified information to add value to the student experience. • AR works incredibly well for linear and procedural based activities e.g. engineering, medical skills. • It places the user central to the learning experience which in most cases allows information to be retained easier. • It is flexible in that it can be used as a group or piece of independent learning. • Students enjoy interacting in environments that are familiar to them. • Using AR to deliver research can assist in future job prospects. mimas.ac.uk
  40. 40. Selected Presentations mimas.ac.uk InsideAR, Munich 2013 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 Handing over the display cases – CILIP Update, January 2014 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
  41. 41. 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: http://mimas.ac.uk/expertise/augmented-reality/ mimas.ac.uk Want to do some AR work with us? Email:matthew.ramirez@manchester.ac.uk

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