1016 - AR/MR/VR: You Could ... But Should You?
Augmented reality. Mixed reality. Virtual reality. We can come up with countless reasons—ranging from case studies to research and Gartner hype cycles—that these are much more than mere fads. Realities 360 is all about exchanging ideas and gaining greater exposure to what "could be" using these new technologies. Holding equal, if not greater importance, would be the need to first ask ourselves if a given learning initiative can, and should, be supplemented by AR/MR/VR. Is there a clear learning need, or are we succumbing to shiny object syndrome? Are we ensuring we are electing to use these technologies to fill an existing gap no other approach can fill, or are we mistakenly making major revisions solely for the sake of adding a "cool" factor to our learning approach? An ill-chosen decision can be very costly in time, labor, and budget.
In this session, we will weigh the benefits of AR/MR/VR against the potential pitfalls. With the knowledge that advancing technology, decreasing costs, and other factors will continuously change this balance, you will also learn important questions to ask in determining whether an AR/MR/VR solution makes sense in relation to cost, time, and labor investment. As an exercise, we also will walk through a brief case study based on a real-life augmented reality proposal, first discussing as a group how we would approach it before revealing the actual result.
In this session, you will learn:
- Positives and potential of implementing an AR/MR/VR solution
- Limitations, negatives, and uncertainties of implementing an AR/MR/VR solution
- Strengths and pitfalls to multiple technological approaches/solutions to AR/MR/VR
- Questions to ask in analyzing if an AR/MR/VR solution is worth the potential cost, time, and labor to implement
Managers, senior leaders