AR Museum Guide
AR Museum Guide is a augment reality (AR) tablet app provide assistant to people with visual impairment when visiting Krannert Art Museum (KAM).
To improve viewing experience at museum for people having low vision
Visually impaired people who wish to visit Krannert Art Museum
This is a high fidelity prototype that user can interact with. Click through the prototype for more experience with different features of AR Museum Guide app.
Art Museums usually are not very accessible for people with visual impairments, this group of people encounter problems like not having good views of artworks or other displays, not able to get close to displays due to protection to displays. An augmented reality app in tablet would be helpful for low vision people to get clearer and more complete views of artworks without disturbing other viewers or bringing potential damage to artworks.
Research on visually impaired people
Low vision is a condition characterized by a level of vision that is 20/70 or worse and that cannot be fully corrected with medical treatment, surgery, or conventional glasses.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 billion people around the globe live with some form of vision impairment. 217 million of those people having moderate to severe vision impairment, while 36 million people fall under the category of being legally blind.
Existing AR Applications
Pokemon Go is an AR gaming app that uses GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokemon.
Holo Lens (CARA)
Using unique software called Cognitive Augmented Reality Assistant (CARA), students at Caltech were able to convert information into audio messages, giving each object a “voice” that you would hear while wearing the headset
National Museum of Singapore
Story of the forest is an immersive experience in which visitors use an app, combined with the camera function on their phones, to hunt for and capture various plants and animals within the drawings.
The mindmap describes features and functions that app for people with low vision can have.
UI/UX Design, Case Study Year: 2019 Group Project