Augmented Reality Design

Augmented Reality Design teaches students a design thinking mindset and provides them with basic tools to create AR experiences.

Program Highlights

Produce a high-quality creative project using cutting-edge and emerging technology.
Develop AR prototypes with digital and immersive authoring tools.
Create AR prototypes with digital and immersive authoring tools.
Brainstorm, sketch, storyboard, and design using both two- and three-dimensional illustrations.
Explore potential for creating AR experiences for packaging.

Residential Tuition:


Session 1:
June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly SLO - San Luis Obispo, CA

Course Overview

This course starts with a broad overview of the complete AR design process and how to get started. The course then emphasizes design thinking, critiques, and ethics while introducing guidelines and user-centered design techniques like hand sketching and brainstorming. The latter part of the course introduces a variety of methods and tools for prototyping on mobile and desktop platforms.

Students learn through creating their own storyboard, sketches, visual graphics, and digital prototype of an AR experience. Through exercises, students will practice design skills and incorporate AR technologies into their graphic design, packaging, and illustration work.

Meet your instructor

Linh Dao

Augmented Reality Design Cal Poly SLO

Professor Linh Dao specializes in interaction design and considers identity discourses essential for theorizing the development and implementation of creative and emerging technologies.

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Course Structure

There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two, students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

Career Exploration

Guest speakers include professional AR Designers

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