Penn&Slavery Project 2021.02

AR Experience Documentation

UI Documentation

Client: University of Pennsylvania                                                                                           

App Store link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/penn-slavery/id1551814600

Read more at University of Pennsylvania: https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/challenging-and-transforming-everyday-experiences-penns-campus

In 2017, a group of Penn undergraduates founded the Penn & Slavery Project. Members of the project have investigated Penn’s connections to slavery and scientific racism. They have also researched the significant contributions of African Americans on campus. The Penn & Slavery Project’s work teaches us that no colony, state, or well-funded university was buffered from slavery’s reach. Penn’s story is a national story, and one of great importance to our ongoing efforts to come to terms with our nation’s history of slavery. User can use the map to discover six portals around campus that tells part of this important story. User can follow the instructions on their screen to initiate the AR experience of each portal around campus. --Cited from Penn&Slavery Project.            

Role

UI Development

  • Used Machine Logic in Unity3D to effectively display different views and loops.

  • Added transitions, animations, interactions for UI pages using C#.

  • Designed assets, icons, textures in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • Used Addressables system that allows user to download/update larger files after opening the app.

AR Development

  • Made augmentation activation through plane detection, wall detection using ARFoundation.

  • Customized interactions in AR Scene using C#.

  • Added customized Captions Engine to display captions for videos.

  • Handled 3D animations, materials, textures.

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Other AR Experiences.

Monument to Enslavers
Generations
Dr. James 
Henry Wilson
Caesar's Story
Science's Slavery