Jad Al Rabbaa (Digital Futures, MDes 2019) Presents his research project, “MRsive” at HCII 2019

Congratulations to Jad Al Rabbaa (Digital Futures, MDes 2019) who recently attended the HCII 2019 – (Human Computer Interaction International) held in Orlando, Florida. Jad was invited to present his extended abstract and poster submission co-written by OCAD U Faculty members Dr. Alexis Morris and Dr. Sowmya Somanath.

Jad Al Rabbaa (Digital Futures, MDes 2019) Presents his research project, "MRsive" at HCII 2019

Jad Al Rabbaa (Digital Futures, MDes 2019) Presents his research project, “MRsive” at HCII 2019

“It was a very humbling and insightful experience. I met a lot of people in the industry and discussed very interesting research initiatives that are currently happening in universities around the world.” – Jad Al Rabba

Jad was one of eighteen students from around the world chosen to present at the conference; as part of the novel design ideas student competition. MRsive investigates, “How indoor wayfinding and visitor engagement in the museum might be improved through interactive augmented reality. We designed “MRsive”, a handheld Augmented Reality (AR) tool using a user-centered design approach. The ultimate goal is twofold: the first is to simplify the required cognitive effort in navigating the museum space, and the second goal is to boost visitor engagement with museum artifacts through multisensory interaction. MRsive uses computer vision tools to read visual features in the space and achieve accurate indoor positioning of the directions and virtual cues anchored in the physical space.”

For more information about Jad’s work, visit:

JadRabbaa.com

https://link.springer.com/chapter10-1007978-3-030-23525-373/10.1007%2F978-3-030-23525-3_73

and ResearchGate.net:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334344985_MRsive_An_Augmented_Reality_Tool_for_Enhancing_Wayfinding_and_Engagement_with_Art_in_Museums