Move through museums on a mobile tour using 3D mapping and augmented reality.
US cities have added more technology to their exhibits to make the visitor’s experience a more powerful one with the help of a $970,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
One of the recipients of the grant, The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), has created a mobile tour using 3D mapping and augmented reality (AR) through a digital experience design called Lumin. DIA uses an augmented reality system from Google’s ARCore technology, which lets mobile developers create AR experiences on mobile devices.
Lumin consists of AR overlays, videos, photos, sounds and touch-activated animations that show up on the screen and give extra information on various pieces.
Andrea Montiel De Shuman, Digital Experience designer, Detroit Institue of Arts said the museum focuses on creating meaningful experiences for visitors.
“We recognize that new technologies constantly emerge, so it is important to carefully select the best tools for visitor engagement. Augmented Reality and 3D mapping allow us to go beyond our physical limitations and place the objects in context. What is key is to focus on quality content to ensure that our interactives are not just flashy, but meaningful,” said Shuman.