Category Archives: Team SCARLET

Leeds College of Music AR Project

Over the past couple of months Jisc Mimas have been involved in leading the technical development of a new Augmented Reality resource around the music production studios in Leeds College of Music working with Craig Golding and Ruth Clark. It hopes to support students  working/studying in the music studios by displaying 3D visual overlays, technical documentation and other … Read more

Introducing the Fabulous Frogs App: Splendid and Native

What can children learn? The development of the Fabulous Frogs App: Splendid and Native completes the second phase of the Mapping the Museum Project. Developed using Junaio this app is an interactive AR tool which is targeted at 7 – 11 years and maps to Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum in England and … Read more

Virtual Vivarium Launch @ Reptile Big Saturday Event!

I had a fabulous time this weekend at the Manchester Museum – Reptile Big Saturday event! The day was full of activities from creating a sock lizard to holding a real life Chameleon.  Tom (User Experience Developer) and I (Geodata R & D Officer) were at the event to promote the new Virtual Vivarium app … Read more

Exemplary AR Achievement for Team SCARLET

The SCARLET team from Mimas attended a dazzling award ceremony, held on 28th November in London, hosted by comedian, writer, TV presenter, Sandi Toksvig. The Mimas-led Team SCARLET project was shortlisted for the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards, for their Augmented Reality (AR) initiative – providing innovation to … Read more

New Workshop – A Practical Introduction to Augmented Reality

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Jisc Netskills to run a new Developing Augmented Reality for teaching and learning practical workshop. The workshop is to be held on the 4 December, and will be hosted at the Netskills Training Suite at Newcastle University. Steve Boneham, Netskills Consultant Trainer who has co-developed the workshop, described … Read more

Discover Geology AR Field Trip

Yesterday, a coachload of enthusiastic people embarked from the Manchester museum to Castleton in Peak District to test the new University of Manchester Discover Geology app, co-developed by Mimas, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Faculty, and the Manchester Museum. Early feedback suggests that it was a unanimous success, read more about the user experience from one … Read more

AR(t) magazine – new article by Matt Ramirez, the Mimas lead AR developer

We are really pleased to announce that an article written by Mimas’ Matt Ramirez is featured in the latest issue of AR(t) magazine.  The article talks about lessons learnt and knowledge gained through both the SCARLET and SCARLET+ projects, and how AR can enhance the student experience. A special thanks to Jean Vacher, Marie-Therese Gramstadt … Read more

Innovation in Education – Augmented Reality, a Manchester Showcase

Mimas have been developing Augmented Reality (AR) experiences for use within education for over two years and in that time we have amassed a wealth of experience, knowledge and examples. We have barely touched the surface of its potential; but the enthusiasm and interest in the possibilities have been extremely encouraging. So, with experiences gained … Read more

Landmap AR map content released

It is my pleasure to announce that the geospatial AR channel developed in conjunction with Landmap is now live. It allows the user to visualise this data in a whole new way. Through a highly detailed feature rich map, users can switch between different map layers and manipulate 3D models to bring the location to … Read more