Nowadays, many students and staff struggle to find specific information about classes or teachers whether in their colleges or any other institution on campus. Therefore, in this research, a mobile application (College Guide) was built to address this need. College Guide was developed as a guide for members and visitors to the College of Computer and Information Technology (CC&IT). The underlying technology upon which the application was based is augmented reality, which was used to enhance the quality and ease of use of the application, as users could get the information easily and contact others effectively. Five steps were carried out to develop the application: determine the problem and write the objectives and solution, analyze the system, gather requirements, design the interfaces, and implement the app. The results of using the system indicated that most users found it easy to use as the complete process included just three steps: open app, scan QR code, and show information. In addition, users found the design of the interfaces to be user-friendly, and no one suffered from using the application. Many users found it fun to use the augmented reality technique. Communication with staff was much faster than in the traditional way. In future work, we intend to extend the system to include all faculties and add more features, like 3D objects and live chat with the administration. We also want to involve the IT department in developing the application so that any faults can be reported and data updated directly.
- augmented reality,
- virtual reality,
- QR code
- Augmented reality,
- Information technology,
- Global Positioning System,
- Two-dimensional displays,
Time has its own importance in different fields, especially work and education. Academic institutions have to control and manage time efficiently in order to achieve their goals in different ways. In general, college students—especially new students—waste time looking for specific employees or ways to contact academic/non-academic staff. The staff has the same problem as they waste time looking for a specific classroom, finding classrooms with special tools, or determining the availability of some labs and classrooms. In order to solve this problem, we aim to build an application utilizing augmented reality (AR) technology for use as a guide in the College of Computer and Information Technology.
“Augmented reality is a way of fusing the virtual world, by overlaying digital data on real-world views. In other words, it’s an alive, direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are ‘augmented’ by computer-generated input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS” . “The applications of AR are divided into two categories: first, marker-based applications use a camera to recognize a marker, or an image from the real world, calculating its position and orientation to augment the reality. Second, location (or GPS)- based applications use GPS tools to find relevant data related to a location and augment it on screen” .
Conclusion And Future Works
The College Guide project is an application built as a useful tool for getting specific information about the college in an easy way. Five steps were carried out to develop the application: determine the problem and write the objectives and the solution, analyze the system, gather requirements, design the interfaces, and implement the project. The last step in the project was conducting various tests to ensure that the system worked as planned. The College Guide application was developed using AR. Most users found the College Guide easy to use as the complete process had just three steps: open the app, scan the QR code, and show the information. In addition, the design of the interfaces was user-friendly as no user suffered while using the application. Many users found it fun to use the application with AR. Communication with staff was much faster than in the traditional way. As future work, we intend to extend the current College Guide to include all faculties located at Shaqra University. We will also make the system compatible with different operating systems, such as iOS, and add more features, like 3D objects and live chats with the administration. We also plan to connect the IT department at Shaqra University to the application so that any faults can be reported directly and the data updated continuously. In the near future, the College Guide application will be developed as a location-based application, meaning it will use GPS to determine places inside the college.
The Kavian Scientific Research Association (KSRA) is a non-profit research organization to provide research / educational services in December 2013. The members of the community had formed a virtual group on the Viber social network. The core of the Kavian Scientific Association was formed with these members as founders. These individuals, led by Professor Siavosh Kaviani, decided to launch a scientific / research association with an emphasis on education.
KSRA research association, as a non-profit research firm, is committed to providing research services in the field of knowledge. The main beneficiaries of this association are public or private knowledge-based companies, students, researchers, researchers, professors, universities, and industrial and semi-industrial centers around the world.
Our main services Based on Education for all Spectrum people in the world. We want to make an integration between researches and educations. We believe education is the main right of Human beings. So our services should be concentrated on inclusive education.
The KSRA team partners with local under-served communities around the world to improve the access to and quality of knowledge based on education, amplify and augment learning programs where they exist, and create new opportunities for e-learning where traditional education systems are lacking or non-existent.
FULL Paper PDF file:Campus Guide Using Augmented Reality Techniques
Campus Guide Using Augmented Reality Techniques
2020 3rd International Conference on Computer Applications & Information Security (ICCAIS), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 2020, pp. 1-4,
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