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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Introduction to augmented reality (AR)

In this module, you'll be introduced to the basics of augmented reality and some surrounding context-- how and why it was developed, and how it compares to and differs from its technological cousin, virtual reality. You will also learn more about the current industry landscape, the hardware needed to view AR content, and how people are using AR today....
Reading
11 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
The history of augmented reality2m
AR today: smartphone vs. standalone1m
Google AR1m
AR for shopping and retail1m
AR for business34s
AR for social media45s
AR for gaming1m
AR for education56s
AR for healthcare57s
AR for nonprofits38s
Reading2 readings
The similarities and differences between AR and VR20m
Learning checkpoint - the basics of augmented reality20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 1 practice quiz20m
Module 1 final assessment25m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The basics of AR functionality

In this module we’ll dive into the hardware components inside mobile devices that power augmented reality, and you'll discover ways in which AR assets can feel real and keep users immersed. You'll learn about ARCore features that help make a digital object behave as though it exists in a real world space, as well as a few constraints facing AR today....
Reading
18 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video18 videos
Scale and the size of assets46s
Occlusion1m
Lighting for increased realism31s
Solid augmented assets27s
Context awareness47s
Tracking in AR56s
Outside-in tracking56s
Inside-out tracking1m
Motion tracking2m
Environmental understanding: feature points and plane-finding1m
Light estimation59s
Anchors1m
Interface issues and lack of UI metaphors1m
AR’s technical constraints: size, power, heat2m
The 3D barrier56s
Computer vision limitations1m
Constraints of occlusion and shading43s
Reading5 readings
The hardware that makes mobile AR work25m
Learning checkpoint - AR functionality20m
Learning checkpoint - inside-out vs. outside-in tracking15m
Learning checkpoint - fundamentals of ARCore20m
Learning checkpoint - constraints with current AR15m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 practice quiz15m
Module 2 final assessment25m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Taking the next steps with ARCore

In this section you’ll dive into a few specific examples of how AR applications are being used in the real world. You’ll learn about the strengths and current constraints of the ARCore platform, user considerations, and basic AR interaction options. You’ll also gain more knowledge about the tools and team you’ll need to build an AR app....
Reading
9 videos (Total 10 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
How low-light conditions limit AR on mobile1m
How simple surfaces challenge AR37s
User flow1m
Working with technical limitations1m
If you build it, they might try to break it1m
Preparing your tools1m
Outlining: drafting your design1m
Building the team to execute your vision1m
Reading6 readings
Cloud Anchors for shared AR25m
Learning checkpoint - use cases and current powers/limitations of AR15m
User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) to consider15m
Basic AR interaction options20m
Learning checkpoint - think like a user15m
Learning checkpoint - next steps on the AR journey10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3 practice quiz15m
Module 3 final assessment25m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Bringing ARCore to life

In this last module we’ll dive deeper into some important elements of augmented reality and bring them to life with existing ARCore apps. You’ll also learn more about how to create 3D assets for AR with tools like Google Poly and Unity, as well as discover further resources to continue your augmented reality learning journey....
Reading
11 videos (Total 9 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
User interaction: hit-testing and pose57s
Placing with anchor points30s
Occlusion between virtual assets58s
Light estimation: matching virtual light to real light45s
Multi-plane detection and spatial mapping1m
Processing needs in mobile AR30s
Breaking immersion34s
Framing as a creative device31s
What is Poly?37s
What is Unity?51s
Reading6 readings
Learning checkpoint - a closer look at mechanics of ARCore20m
Poly, a library of 3D assets for your AR app20m
Sceneform for easier AR content creation30m
Learning checkpoint - using Poly and Unity to create ARCore assets10m
Glossary of AR20m
Resources20m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 practice quiz15m
Module 4 final assessment25m
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Top Reviews

By VOct 6th 2018

Really very good course to understand the fundamental knowledge of the AR, helps in gaining the basics concepts, knowledge and motivates towards building killer Apps.

By AWOct 2nd 2018

Great introductory course and content. If you work in this field at all, you'll probably know all the content already, but for those who don't it's a great overview.

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