Sep 19th 2016

Getting started with Augmented Reality (Coursera)

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This course will teach you the basics of developing mobile applications using Mixed and Augmented Reality (MAR) technologies. Through hands-on projects, you’ll learn practical techniques to rapidly and easily prototype three different applications for Android smartphones and tablets – even with no previous coding experience. If you’re a creative entrepreneur, this is your ideal introduction to today’s trends in the products and technologies of the emerging augmented reality market.

If you’re a journalist, media/content producer or teacher, you’ll discover how to augment print-based media with sounds, images and videos, and see how to create an augmented city map and geo-located augmented reality game for your audience.

If you’re a web designer or app developer, you’ll gain a range of technological building blocks that you can integrate into your service portfolio.

Whatever your background, you’ll learn how to design cutting-edge visual experiences that will enhance your job prospects.

What you’ll learn:

• All about the main MAR products and technologies on the market today

• How to build three different augmented reality applications using an augmented reality browser and authoring tools

• How to include image recognition and object tracking

• How to use geolocation functionality for outdoor augmented reality

• Details of the ISO-ARAF standard, an innovative language for representing augmented reality content