Possible Exhibition Layout

  The central form of my exhibition demo is a car simulator that will allow the viewer to feel as if they are behind the wheel of a typical, normal car driving down the road. This will be done in the form of a windshield-like monitor attached to the wall, below which is an abstracted [...]

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Thesis Exhibition Text

When talking last week about our plans for our exhibition text, it was difficult to imagine how it might differ from all of the other text I had written previously (eg. for the lookbook, the website, the paper, the abstracts, etc.). I’ve written so much already, and yet, they were for very different contexts than [...]

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User Testing Progress

Disappointment…. So, after spending several hours this week trying to get my EyeWriter device to work, I’m at yet another stand-still. I’ve managed to get my camera to accurately pick out IR light and block visible light, which is essential for tracking a user’s pupils, but as you can see in the image below, the [...]

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Super-Revised 500 Word Thesis Statement

Augmented Reality (AR) in its many forms has failed to become widely adopted in routine human-computer interaction. While relatively novel and alluring as a concept, AR applications generally fail to provide easily translatable, useful, elegant solutions to our everyday lives. On a technical level, we are far from realizing the truly immersive experience that has [...]

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Proposed Chapter Summary

Here is my detailed chapter summary, which will provide the outline for my final paper. Introduction – Brief overview of the subject, the problems and my solutions. In essence, this will be the abstract from the remainder of my paper. Issues in AR - Reasons for why AR has not been more successful, and to lay the [...]

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Project Schedule

2/28 DUE: 500 word thesis statement finish eyewriter apparatus create testing software (based on Zach Lieberman’s code) 3/7 DUE: Updated 500 word thesis statement, project schedule, paper outline DUE: List of proposed user test subjects 3/7 – 3/9 User testing at 6 E 16th St. SPRING BREAK Make adjustments to demo to address test results [...]

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Updated 500-word Thesis Statement

Augmented Reality (AR) in its many forms has failed to become widely adopted in routine human-computer interaction. While relatively novel and alluring as a concept, AR applications generally fail to provide easily translatable, useful, elegant solutions to our everyday lives. On a technical level, we are far from realizing the truly immersive experience that has [...]

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500-word Thesis Statement

Augmented Reality (AR) in it’s many forms has failed to be widely adopted in routine human-computer interaction. While relatively novel and alluring, AR applications fail to provide easily translatable, useful, elegant solutions to our everyday lives. On a technical level, we are far from realizing the truly immersive experience that has been the dream of [...]

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Spring Prototype(s) #3: Presentation and Testing

With all of the various aspects of my work, my life, and thesis requiring some significant decisions in the next couple weeks, I found myself trying to explore a lot of ideas simultaneously this week. First of all, I am going to be presenting on my work next week during my job talk at PSU, [...]

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Spring Prototype #2: Selective Reality Screen

I’ve given a lot of presentations on my idea for a Selective Reality windshield at this point, and most people have been able to follow what I am proposing without any difficulty. However, there is always a tertiary response from people that looking at something like this on an iPad, or seeing a demo video [...]

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