This morning I had my first lecture in over 15 months. Felt good to be back and have our first intro to the dissertation that will be one of the many things keeping me busy this year.
Hugo did a pretty good job at explaining what they are looking for and now I have it pretty clear that this is something that has to be pretty airtight!
I am planning on continuing from my 'mini diss' I did in second year talking about the potential of Augmented Reality with the idea to identify the best way to make it more accessible and appealing to the average Joe. As the average person on the street would most likely have no idea about AR let alone the existing and possible uses that would aid everyday life.
But that’s not set in stone... as I also would like to look at how AR interlinked with other technologies such as NFC/RFID could result in some really awesome/convenient happenings. With one example I thought about concerning when NFC built into smartphones would pay for your public transport - as soon as you swipe the phone at the entrance barriers the AR function would straight away let you know about delays and/or show you the direction to your platform. Or even just letting you know where the nearest top up machines are if you run out of credit for your journeys by instantly opening the AR function of your phone to identify the nearest appropriate POIs for example.
Hugo talked about trying to look into niche areas of study for the dissertation so I think I have that base covered. Now I just have to do a lot of research and networking to get loads of content to question and knowledge to build upon.
This is one goliath piece of writing I'm looking forward to.