My team's submission to the Microsoft Hololens Expo.
Envisioning // Storytelling // Video Prototyping
January '17–March '17
For the 2017 Microsoft Holo lens Expo, my team spent the quarter casting and creating our vision for a new and innovative application for augmented reality. Our idea evolved multiple times throughout the process and what started as a physical therapy patient visitation concept became an occupational therapy aid which became a interest-based community hosting platform.
As a team we focused on the powerful tool that community plays in our lives. We had three personas we wanted to serve:
- The clinically depressed
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (especially in a place like Seattle)
- Anyone who enjoys community
We were aiming to provide the average user with a tool. Not a tool that forced an agenda of wellness and health but ultimately provided it through the other users using this tool. We considered a multitude of factors but our ultimate solution aimed to create a form of holo-portation that broke barriers of distance, disability, and depression
We include an array of new experiences: a tuner, synced audio streams, etc. But we prioritized having a physical dial/sensor that tagged and scanned physical objects into the AR space. This picks up vibrations such as electrical instruments, subtly hand movements, and even pressure.