Researchers conduct augmented reality study at Genesee Country Village & Museum

A special thanks to our collaborators at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Last week our interaction designers and ethnographers had a special tour with the Director of Interpretation and Curation. Our personalized tours took our researchers to key places in the nineteenth century village for the best vantage points for augmented reality and highlighted key locations for historical story telling. Although our work is preliminary, we are beginning to create nineteenth century digital stories that represent a) a child’s life, b) medical treatments c) The War of 1812 and d) Women’s Rights Abolitionists movement.

This nineteenth Century women's high school could be used as a key destination for our Women's Rights digital story

This nineteenth Century women’s high school could be used as a key destination for our Women’s Rights digital story

The Quaker Store has nice lighting and architectural vantage point to make seamless augmentations e.g. we don't have to worry about the feet.

The Quaker Store has nice lighting and architectural vantage point to make seamless augmentations e.g. we don’t have to worry about the feet.

This roped off area could provide a good vantage point to augment a person sleeping while the visitor searches for clues.

This roped off area could provide a good vantage point to augment a person sleeping while the visitor searches for clues.

Dan the steer bumped into my iPhone while trying to take a panoramic shot of the Quaker homes!

Dan the steer bumped into my iPhone while trying to take a panoramic shot of the Quaker homes!

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