The DIA launches the first public mobile tour to integrate 3D wayfinding and AR experiences with Google Tango augmented reality technology

On January 25, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has premiered a mobile tour called Lumin that uses Google’s Tango technology to provide visitors with new, in-depth ways to engage with the DIA’s renowned collection.

The DIA is the first art museum in the world to integrate this 3D wayfinding and smartphone augmented reality (AR) technology into a public mobile tour, leveraging GuidiGO’s new augmented reality platform, AR Composer.

Virtual Reality and Museums

Why Museums and Heritage sites should embrace Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is currently experiencing a spectacular renaissance. The concept itself is nothing new; researchers and entrepreneurs have been exploring the subject for several decades now, with varying degrees of success. The website “The Verge” even put out a fascinating article recently on the chaotic saga of virtual reality entitled: The Rise and Fall and…

GuidiGO enables Museums to instantly create immersive guided tours on Glass, for free

GuidiGO has released the first and only Google certified Glassware designed specifically for Museums and cultural institutions.

Upon arrival at a museum or cultural site visitors can start an immersive visit by saying the command “OK Glass, start a tour.” Several museums in the US and UK have already begun preparing their content for Glass thanks to GuidiGO Studio, to offer their visitors a new compelling experience. This easy-to-use online editor enables the creation of guided tours with audio, video and images, before publishing them to Glass in just 1-click.

An immersive experience - GuidiGO for Glass

“OK Glass, start a tour”: GuidiGO is selected first Glass Certified Partner for Museums and cultural sites

Audio guides have dominated museum enjoyment and education since they were first introduced in 1952. GuidiGO for Glass marks a major technological breakthrough and will be the turning point for visitor experience in museums and cultural sites. Google just announced that it has selected GuidiGO for its Glass at Work program. Museums and cultural institutions…