The Emerging smARt City: Augmented Reality Workshop
Hosted by Julia Beabout and Susan Oldham of Novaby in support of the AIA exhibit Balancing Act: Urbanism and Emerging Technologies, this program is suitable for adults with all ranges of experiences and backgrounds.
Mobile augmented reality is a rapidly emerging technology that has the power to change how we understand and interact with our urban environment. In this design jam style workshop you will learn basic AR principals, examine current and future use cases, and ideate with fellow attendees on how this technology can connect us with our city’s past, present and future and make it a more sustainable, just and livable place for all.
Julia Beabout, PE, is Director of Design at Novaby, a global digital art production company specializing in 3D visualization and AR/VR applications. As a leading practitioner in AR Placemaking, she is passionate about projects at the intersection of arts, tech, humanities and social justice.
Susan Oldham is a UX designer and researcher focusing on virtual and augmented environments and designing technologies for public spaces. As co-founder of the Seattle XR Design Salon, she hosts a monthly meetup for designers, researchers, devs and VR/AR/MR enthusiasts to workshop and discuss concepts central to user-centered design, research, storytelling, cognition and collaboration vital to designing usable immersive realities.