Training the Visual Way

A picture is worth a thousand words. 

Homo sapiens are visual creatures.  We receive 75% of our information through our eyes.  Explaining how to do something can be tedious and inefficient.  Augmented reality offers a visual medium for explanation.  This quick demo on how to assemble a LEGO tower using ARToolKit illustrates how effective this technique can be.  If you don’t believe me, give a friend a pile of LEGOs and then try to explain how to create the tower in the video.  Time your result and compare it.  I’ll guarantee the AR method will win.

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7 Responses

  1. Perfect, I’m looking forward to this being used for something a little less trivial though. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great idea and I’m surprised no-ones had it before, but even in the realm of legos I can’t think of a limit to the complexity of the designs you could create.

  2. The idea is actually not that new, a similar scenario was implemented in a more complex setting with LEGO Mindstorms 6 years ago:

  3. Now imagine it when you have overlaid instructions to build nearly anything from anything.
    Lego’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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  5. Not exactly the same, but metaio has been making these LEGO kiosks which show a model fully assembled for a given box:

  6. I think its actually conceptuality the same as the old car-fixing ar;

  7. […] Great use of Augmented Reality! LEGO Manual With ARToolKit […]

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