Augmented Reality App
Q•be is an augmented reality application we developed at a hackathon about cities of the future. The application’s purpose is to enable citizens to visualize their own ideas and suggestions for gap sites and brownfields inside the city. With Microsoft HoloLens the citizens are able to realize their visions holographically with digital blocks in real size and directly on site. We chose this cube-based constructive form because it allows an easy entry point and therefore involves people of all ages and without any previous knowledge.
To better assess the own suggestion the construct will not be only shown in real size but also additionally as a smaller model in any desired place which can be edited, too. Additionally to the application for HoloLens there is a smartphone application which allows to judge, comment and enhance the ideas. Furthermore other’s suggestions can be tracked and viewed in real size with mobile augmented reality.
In doing so urban planners get the chance to get to know what citizens really wish for their area, which suggestions are the most favored and be able to have totally new ideas. Our purpose were the enablement of collective creation and the inclusion of all people on the spot. We realized a working prototype for Microsoft HoloLens and a clickdummy of the mobile app.
Alexander Lehmann, Anna Rodermund, Ann-Kathrin Voll, Arnim Spengler, Farina Hamann and Martin Fischer
HoloHack, September 2017