Sometimes workload ramps down towards the end of the year and sometimes it ramps up, tenfold. The later is what’s happening so far these past two months. But, an update is an update. I have not opened Rhino since the last test, and while I had an idea for how to transition into the interior site studies last time, I’ve redrawn my latest sketch. An exploded isometric vs the worms eye. Will see which works out better.
Sometimes just doing a little bit at a time just isn’t enough. It will be a new years resolution to put some more time into this, but as such I have really wore myself thin towards the end of 2019. Hopefully I can get this last test in before the new year. It makes sense anyway, the building is set to open in Spring 2020!
In terms of readings, thought I would go back to the basics and just understand how exactly I can tie AR into my idea. And so:
- What is Augmented Reality
“The AR system will need to understand reality and reconstruct it to create its digital twin.”
I believe the idea of a digital twin is very prevalent in the AEC industry already. There’s already documentation out there that having a digital twin of your building is very crucial to better management, coordination and maintenance.
- How can augmented reality be used in education?
If you can’t beat the system, join em. Education was actually one of the areas I wanted my little app to work in. I think it would be very cool, at least for architecture students or alternate interested parties to have the option to learn more with AR.
“Once AR becomes more widely available, teachers can then augment their field trips to add layers of learning and interaction to the day’s activity.”
I also think part of the reason I’m more interested in AR is because it has some roots in reality. There is both the digital and physical realm to work within.
This is also an important point –
“A growing number of educators are prioritizing learning that encourages problem-solving, collaboration and creation to better prepare students for the future. “
Being able to access critical thinking skills seems less and less a priority in the younger generation with the adaptation of go-to technology. If technology can once again bring back those helpful life-long skills, I am all for it.