I will be using Augmented Reality (AR) for my project.
As I found out navigation was a subject that featured quite prominently with my focus group I pitched an AR campus map idea which they thought was a great idea and would be very useful to find buildings and places of interest (POI) around the campus.
This would be a very beneficial application to all students (and staff) but would be most appreciated by first year students or just people generally new to the campus. It would be appealing as it is interactive and would save the user having to carry around the map of the campus, which isn't interactive and is easily lost.
So all in all my Augmented Reality application would help users navigate around the campus, using the accelerometer, compass and A-GPS to identify campus buildings (and maybe rooms although this would need precise location which may not be possible if user is not connected to campus wireless network). But more into the technical aspects later once the technical requirements have been established.
Shown above is a mockup of what my application would look like on a iPhone 3GS. Buildings would be shown in a bubble like graphic hovering above the rough average centre of the building also showing the timetable abbreviation of the building in brackets. A little information icon would also be present for users to press if they want info on the building or to access room locations (if possible).
A small radar would be positioned on the bottom left and a flat radar above to show POIs in relation to your orientation. There would be a settings/option button to turn off/on certain POIs. A 'add' for the users to add commonly used buildings to favorites, and also a search button to look for POIs around the campus.