Public Eye is a concept of a device that will act as a platform to host a shared discussion space between municipal planners and citizens, to help encourage and enhance civic engagement in urban planning. This device uses the metaphor of coin operated binoculars – that can be found at typical POIs – but is enhanced with augmented reality. We present a detailed overview of a prototype demonstrating this concept, which is conceived using modern easy-to-use toolkits such as PointCloud and Untiy3D running on an iOS device. Emphasis is given to solving challenges such as occlusion of real objects and realistic shadows and reflections to strengthen realism and maximize immersion of the user.
The photos below show some impressions from the exhibition at the KTH library where the project was presented in public.