Augmented Reality in Yearbook
In my senior year of high school, I was given two editorial positions on the yearbook staff, one of which was social media editor. I did a lot of research into possible projects I could take on, and was most excited by the possibility of adding augmented reality to the book.
A photo can only do so much justice to an orchestra performance or a spirit rally. Now, if you follow our content on the Aurasma app, when you hover your phone over a photo of the dance show, you can see a compilation video of every single dance. There are also clips celebrating the year's memes (like the dress and left shark), classroom antics, and spring content that couldn't get in the book before publication.
Since most of the staff was skeptical because of the additional work required, I was responsible for every step–filming and editing my own videos, connecting them to the book via the app, and marketing the new feature to the school. It was a challenge, but definitely worth the extra effort.
- TALON Yearbook The Harker School
- Date: 2014-15