Location-Based Augmented Reality Design Principles


Location-based augmented reality (LocAR) experiences exhibit great diversity when applied across contexts includ ing education, tourism, exhibitions, health and entertainment. To assist designers and developers in both research and industry, this project develops a classification schema that provides a complete and consistent design rationale when constructing such experiences. Explicit choices are made across the 7 dimensions of: nature of reality, location (setting), feedback, objects, concepts explored, participant engagement and design of experience according to complementary dimensions for each category. The 7 dimensions of LocAR are described by an in-depth presentation of relevant literature supported by examples from existing LocAR applications. Two case studies demonstrate how the classification provides designers and researchers with a systematic process to ensure completeness, and to provide a rationale for the design, techniques and technology decisions that need to be made when designing location-based AR experiences. Using the LocAR classification schema provides opportunity to identify innovation in creative AR experiences.


Journal Articles

[1] Shaun Bangay and Sophie McKenzie. A classification schema for designing augmented reality experiences. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 19:15–40, 2022. [PDF] [BibTeX]