Bloomberg AR Fellows Prototype Possible Future for Augmented Reality in the Enterprise

Earlier this year, through a partnership of Bloomberg, NYC Media Lab and augmented reality startup Lampix, five teams of design and engineering graduate students developed augmented reality (AR) concepts based on the Lampix AR platform. In the course of just six weeks, the Bloomberg AR Fellows explored a rapid prototyping process to create concepts using AR technology, with the goal of using AR to change the workplace. Some of the areas of exploration they considered included:

  • Document processing
  • Data analysis
  • Display and markup of digital documents
  • Team collaboration
  • Reduction of workflow friction

At the conclusion of their rapid prototyping sprint, the AR Fellows presented their projects and learnings to members of the Office of the CTO and other departments across Bloomberg. The concepts and demos the Fellows developed give a hint at possible futures for a Bloomberg Terminal that dips its toe into the physical world.

Special thanks to NYC Media Lab’s Justin Hendrix, Amy Chen and Alexis Avedisian for coordinating this initiative and to the Bloomberg AR Fellows for their creativity: Cristina Canella, Katie Temrowski and Jaycee Holmes of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Amy Ashida of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Interaction Design program, Heng Li of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and Yuan Lai of NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.