Increasing customization in a location-based augmented reality software platform
Author(s)Jones, Victoria Christine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Eric Klopfer and Lisa Stump.
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In this thesis, I designed and implemented a framework for adding customizable icons to an existing location-based augmented reality software platform. This platform is comprised of a browser-based editor and a mobile application. In the editor, my work included increasing the size and variety of the existing icon palette, as well as, including a new option for uploading custom images for icons. This framework allows for greater understanding during gameplay, which in turn, improves the user experience while using the mobile application. Additionally, I redesigned the user interface used for interacting with these icons in the editor. This UI redesign increases learnability and usability by creating parallels between the editor and the mobile application. A series of user testing sessions were conducted to determine the effectiveness of these new features.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2017.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 97).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.