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Evaluating the use of mobile Augmented Reality as a digital communication tool
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 300 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utvärdering av användandet av mobil Augmented Reality som ett digitalt kommunikationsverktyg (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

For over a century, mankind has been dreaming about technologies that combined reality with the wonders of the virtual world. Nowadays, Augmented Reality (AR) is doing just that, and with an emergence of AR in many new fields, there is reason to believe that it will be a widely used communication tool in the future. However, it is important to know what the benefits and disadvantages of AR is, not just from a user perspective, but also from a developer perspective. Therefore, a literature study on human communication and AR was performed in this thesis, along with the development of a mobile AR application, and also two surveys inquiring about the attitudes regarding AR present in people in the communications industry. The literature study showed that AR can help people process information by increasing the visualization aspect, and that it is a durable technology to the changes that languages go through. There is, however, a risk that AR can be an excluding technology, especially for older people, and the application development process also showed that there are compatibility issues to consider before developing.

Abstract [sv]

I mer än ett århundrade har mänskligheten drömt om teknologier som kombinerar verkligheten med den virtuella världens under. Nuförtiden gör Augmented Reality (AR) precis det, och med AR:s framträdande i många nya områden så finns det anledning att tro att det kommer bli ett vida använt kommunikationsverktyg i framtiden. Det är dock viktigt att veta vad AR:s för- och nackdelar är, inte bara från ett användarperspektiv, utan även från ett utvecklarperspektiv. Därmed utfördes i detta examensarbete en litteraturstudie om mänsklig kommunikation och AR, tillsammans med utvecklingen av en mobil AR-applikation, och även två enkäter som undersökte attityden kring AR som fanns hos personer i kommunikationsbranschen. Litteraturstudien påvisade att AR kan hjälpa människor att behandla information genom att öka visualiseringsaspekten, och att det är en teknologi som är hållbar mot de förändringar som språk genomgår. Det finns dock en risk att AR kan vara en exkluderande teknologi, speciellt för äldre människor, och applikationsutvecklingsprocessen visade också att det finns kompabilitetsproblem att överväga före utveckling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 52
Keywords [en]
AR, Augmented, Reality, communication
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148948OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-148948DiVA, id: diva2:1217724
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Humbly
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Examensarbete i Interaktionsteknik och design
Educational program
Master of Science Programme in Interaction Technology and Design - Engineering
Presentation
2018-05-31, TA302, Teknikhuset, Umeå, 14:15 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-13Bibliographically approved

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