Use cases where AR is actively necessary (Display information for your…
Use cases where AR is actively
Display information for your eyes only
(could be secret information, or merely stuff nobody else needs to see)
keynote / presentation talking points
subtitles in our preferred language
notes (for musicians) (.... okay, maybe we're overdoing it a bit now.. the old analogue paper notes are probably MUCH better :smiley:)
script lines (for stage actors)
dialogue suggestions / talking points (for socially awkward people .. like in Monkey Island)
for when you promised yourself you would give aunt Edna 5 minutes of your time and NOT cut her off
realtime translation of subtitles
All the great stuff you want to remember for that interview at Google / Facebook / Apple / Tesla
SoMe when you're bored in class and don't want anybody to notice
Books / movies for when you're at that boring family dinner
Display data which ONLY makes sense in the context / environment
Looking into the future
See how the extension to your house would look
Insert furniture in your living room
See how a new wallpaper would look
See how a new lamp would look
Bathroom is where?
Show me to subway for [destination]
Information kiosk is where?
Show me to [store], e.g. McDonald's
Checkpoints (e.g. for racing cars .. be careful out there kids!)
Quest givers in the real world
Objects to be captured (Pokemon Go)
"lap 2 of 3"
Certain types of object metadata
how to install [appliance X]
directions to places that have no address (a news stand? - a food truck?)
location markers (such as your car in a huge parking lot)
"traditional GPS" functionality (pathfinding, lane assist, distance to next exit, etc.)
Medical / supportive use cases
help autists by overlaying familiar objects in the environment, to create a sense of familiarity
AR device provides img / facial / environment recognition for blind people, and use sensors to act as a sort of technological guide dog
correct for colour blindness
Information gathering from the environment
(this does become a bit creepy now...but since AR entails a shedload of image/object/facial recognition, huge amounts of data will be generated (right?). This data could be uploaded and shared, similiar to Google Maps traffic data)
products (e.g. stuff for sale)
stores that have sales going on
Display information in situations where you change focus rapidly
(example: if you are looking at many sneakers in a store - it would be great to be able to check information for many different items quickly, with very little friction, i.e. just point your camera and the info is displayed)
Metadata for products
Information about items
Reduce cognitive load for processing information
(showing information directly ON objects reduces the mental processing required to translate information from display to real world
"this mountain is Mont Blanc"
"Your seat is here"
"Your car is parked here"
"This is where you can check in"