Question: What will I want to see when I wear a device like this?
Short of spending $$ for an early Google Glass developer’s kit—not that I even have a worthy use case for Google to award a purchase—how does one begin to imagine ways to employ such wearable devices?
Inset image is the HUD (heads-up display) with avatar’s
directional bearing indicator. Touch of floating
“HG” buttons changes image, displays text.
(Click to view full size image.)
I have started a project in SecondLife™ to mimic some of the experiences described by some Glass users. So far, my “wearable” device detects the user’s rotation and displays the user’s bearing (compass’ north is zero degrees).
Next, I will add a basic location display feature. When the user turns toward a particular location, if that location is within some horizontal range of that user’s bearing, the HUD should display an icon or inset.
Wikitude “Footage captured during development”
(Image by Flickr user WIKITUDE)
Then, objects can be assigned as “hotspots” and placed around a virtual world region, like this one…
…and the HUD can indicate where those destinations lay on the horizon.
Further down my wish-list of features is a “Dude, where’s my car?” panic button.