A monthly video blog produced by Kieran Swail Innovation Technology Specialist in Tourism, supported by Paul Bradley of Applebox Media reviewing developments in digital, tourism and emerging technologies.
The Thinking Place Video Blog 1
In this video I am in conversation with Paul Bradley of Applebox Media ,a video production business based in Rathfriland, Co. Down. I am working with Paul on a mentoring project through the Department of The Economy’s Innovateus Programme exploring the innovative use of greenscreen technologies and open spaces. During our conversation we discuss opportunities for using greenscreen technologies in tourism and then proceed to discuss some emerging technologies that we have been exploring at Southern Regional College. We review the production of an Augmented Reality (AR) tour of the Irish Military War Museum in Collon, Co. Meath using the Aurasma platform.
Earlier in 2017 I worked with Creative Conspiracy on an InvestNI Innovation Voucher. The challenge was to research and explore the development of a mobile solution that would use beacon technology, augmented reality and 360 technology and existing applications to navigate visitors and shoppers to hospitality and retail premises in Newtownards. We tested out beacons in Newtownards, used a 360 camera and recorded a short video explaining the use of 360 cameras.
We go on to talk about a project where SRC collaborated with the Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC) at Queens University in Belfast as part of the Department of the Economy NI Connected Competitive Fund 2016/17 - the project explored the use of Product and Technical Communication to help companies: communicate product ideas more clearly; to support great customer experience through high quality, easy to follow technical documentation/communication. Courtney Contracts in Newry was on the four companies participating in the project and for this company SRC produced a detailed 3D model of a bar in Sketchup and used other rendering and Augmented Reality software such as Blender, Unity and Augment to place the model in the real world. A virtual reality version of the bar was produced from the model using the UnityVR Engine and this was made available for viewing through a HTC Vive headset. Courtney Contracts is embarking on the development of more bar models and once completed will be able to facilitate viewing of current bar environments through Google Cardboard - helping them to market products early in their lifecycle to drive consumer interest.
Next month in The Thinking Place I return to talk to Paul and my friend Wayne Denner to review tools and techniques for recording audio and video in your business.
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