Augmented Desk Accessory
I was trying to think of a simple object that I could augment with an interface – of sorts. And came up with the concept of a programmable Augmented Desk Accessory, that could be easily customized to display the user’s choice of info/data. Whatever might be relevant to their productivity that day.
Sidebar: Why would one want another box? Good question. Possible other uses may include phone charging station, geo-beacon, paper weight, pencil case….
I found a simple cubic option that I could attempt to modify.
And designed these tokens to paste on it’s sides.
I also designed these overlays to demonstrate the type of info a user might choose to display.
And started to get to work building the Vuforia image data base but quickly ran into some major difficulties:
At a loss for time I built the following physical prototype.
I created the object:
Here is a demonstration of how I imagine the augmented experience:
I will finish building this in Unity, using Vuforia, before the end of this week.
UPDATE: I got it working in Unity! yay!