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Ding! Ding! Round two – AR in the classroom

On Friday afternoon we demoed the second, and brand new, version of the Crafts Study Centre augmented reality (AR) app to students at University for the Creative Arts. Originally our lead academic, Adrian Bland, had envisoned AR as a ‘portal to another world’ these discussions┬áresulted in the AR app developed last year. However since then … Read more

Introducing AR to 2nd year students at UCA

On 25th January the Crafts Study Centre augmented reality (AR) app was introduced to 2nd year students on the Contextual and Theoretical Perspectives course at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. The SCARLET+ lead academic, Adrian Bland (and Pathway Tutor for the course) introduced the project to the students and then they had the following … Read more

Discovering augmented reality at UCA

This is the third in a trio of blog posts inspired by the workshop led by Team SCARLET on Friday 7th December at University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The other two blog posts deal with the CSC’s working prototype AR application and with a lecturer’s perspective on AR. Attendees from UCA to the workshop … Read more

Triangles and teapots: AR technology development

At the workshop led by Team SCARLET on 7th December, the Crafts Study Centre presented a rough demonstration of their AR development so far. The two key principles underpinning this work were (and continue to be): ‘pedagogy before technology’; and focusing on rough working prototypes rather than polished final product (at this stage). Conversations and … Read more

AR thoughts & questions from a lecturer’s perspective

On Friday 7th December Team SCARLET visited the University for the Creative Arts (UCA)┬áto give a workshop on augmented reality. The following thoughts and questions in this blog post are taken from the notes of one of the attendees to the workshop, Rebecca Skeels, Pathway Leader in Jewellery & Metalwork: Three Dimensional Design, School of … Read more

Portal to another world

The Little Gallery, 5 Ellis Street, London, SW1 Copyright managed by the Crafts Study Centre The image above has been used as the pattern for the Crafts Study Centre’s first proof-of-concept augmented reality (AR) app. The idea was born from conversations between Jean Vacher, Curator, Crafts Study Centre (CSC) and Adrian Bland, Contextual Studies Co-ordinator, … Read more