Air New Zealand

AR wayfinding for airports
For a university project we had to design a compelling Augmented Reality experience in an app. I personally believe there is huge untapped potential in AR wayfinding that hasn't been fully explored yet, so I decided to base my project around re-designing the experience of air travel, specifically airport wayfinding. I also decided while I was at it to re-think some of the ways the current Air New Zealand app could be more helpful & contextual.
Concept
UX Design
Augmented Reality

Trip itinerary

This one's for you planners/overthinkers (me!). Before the big trip, the app shows you the entire journey from your house to where you're staying. All you have to do is tell it how you're planning on getting to/from the airport, and that's it!

AR wayfinding

Often I find myself getting lost in unfamiliar airports (and I suck at reading maps) so I prototyped my ideal scenario – the app guides you using Augmented Reality.

Delay notifications

Current apps have delay notifications, but let's face it, they aren't very smart. In my redesign, the app lets you know how delays will affect your entire journey and give recommendations on what to do about it.

Find my bag

This one was pretty fun. What if rather than watching the bag belt, the app could notify you your bag was near you (using a bluetooth/U1 tracking tag on the bag) and could show you which Big Black Bag is yours using AR!

Augmented Reality

I used Augmented Reality to prototype form quicker than building real life models, for instance times that I couldn't be in the workshop. I used Fusion 360 to model my designs, and Substance Painter to texture them. Finally, I exported them as a .USDZ file and can share to people to be visualised in their own spaces, in life size. AR mode only works on iPhones and iPad.

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