Use augmented reality to show a new sustainable product or initiative in context.
This is one of a series of posts on the Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project. Other posts in the series include:
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project (CCP) - Intro
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Research Techniques
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Evaluation
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Use augmented reality
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a multi-level game
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Create a sustainability video
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Build a sustainability app
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Design a sustainability city or town
Sustainability Cross Curriculum Project - Overview
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Review existing sustainable products or initiatives
Research and review sustainable products and initiatives that already exist. How have the products or strategies improved sustainability? Are these products or initiatives effective? Do they need improvement? What lessons could you learn from these products or initiatives? What are some aspects of sustainability that haven't yet been addressed?
Brainstorm new products or initiatives
As a group, write down all of your ideas for creating your new sustainable product or initiative. Try to be original and innovative. Include all of your ideas, even the ones that might seem silly. Brainstorming allows you to get a whole range of ideas down on paper before narrowing your ideas down to the best and most practical options. Consider the weaknesses of existing sustainable products and initiatives and try to come up with original solutions to these problems.
Use the scaffold to plan your product or initiative
Once you have developed your idea you can start to plan your design and how it will be augmented. What will be the purpose and design of your product or initiative? What places will you use is the "context" (keep in mind that the teachers marking your product will need to see your augmented reality working)?
Consider how you will integrate information about sustainability and/or your specific topic. Use the augmented reality scaffold to help you plan your city.
Create a graphic of your product or initiative
Develop a visual representation of your sustainable product or initiative. You might like to use Photoshop, Fireworks or another graphics program to create the image of your product or initiative.
Upload your graphic into an augmented reality program
Import your graphic of your sustainable product or initiative into an augmented reality program. Set up the program so that it shows your graphic in a number of contexts (or places) where it would be found if it really existed.
Augmented reality tutorial
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