Utilizing AR and VR equipment

The lab utilises new technologies such as AR and VR for various reasons. Separate to the current projects there is obvious benefit in gaining experience in the latest developments in technology. The lab currently has a range of hardware including the HTC Vive and the Microsoft Hololens. Continue reading “Utilizing AR and VR equipment”

Student organization in the SEDNA project

They are six students working on the SENDA arctic navigation project this semester. These students are in the Masters of Design program at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Between them they cover a range of differing design disciplines, systems, interaction and industrial design. Continue reading “Student organization in the SEDNA project”

Further points on the AR platform

As part of the prototype platform, the aim is to have online database (mySQL or similar) that will hold the current status of all buttons, switches, dial, headings etc. Then any interface that uses that data will refer to the database in order to get the current status. This means any interface on any device will display the correct data. Continue reading “Further points on the AR platform”

Run through of the initial augmented reality testing platform

As previously mentioned, in order to test the Sedna concept, a VR/AR platform that was able to utilise HTML documents was needed.
This meant that the tested platform would be a reasonably similar representation of what could in fact be implemented on a real ships bridge. Practically this method also meant that as students were dealing with HTML files they could utilize traditional webpage programs and skills to quickly develop concepts. Continue reading “Run through of the initial augmented reality testing platform”

Intro to OICL and to the SEDNA and Openbridge projects.

OICL, The Ocean Industries Design Lab is a research lab within AHO – The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. It looks into possible areas of innovation in the maritime and offshore industries. The lab utilises a practice based, trans-disciplinary, research by design, methodology. This means that the lab develops research by rapidly iterating and producing tangible demonstrators in collaboration with industry and recent advances in technology. Continue reading “Intro to OICL and to the SEDNA and Openbridge projects.”