Obon Shokudo
Augmented Reality provides an exciting array of novel user experiences. I created this proof-of-concept incorporating 3D modeling with UX to give customers the ability to see all of the ingredients in a dish through an exploded diagram model of a menu item at Obon Shokudo. This project was created in an Augmented Reality Workshop at Portland State University taught by Professor Stephen Lee.
The Problem
Ordering food at restaurants can be frustrating if you have allergies or a special diet. Wouldn’t it be great to see what goes into our meals before ordering?
The Solution
Working with Cinema 4D and Adobe Aero, I created a 3D exploded diagram of the menu item tempura udon. While in the experience, the menu and ordering button aim toward the camera as the user moves around the 3D model to make ordering easy without having to leave the experience.
What I did
• 3D Modeling
• UX Strategy
• UI Design
• UX Testing
• Prototyping in Aero
• Cinema 4D
• Blender
• Adobe Aero
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
Check it out for yourself!
(you may need to download Adobe Aero which is free while in beta)
This project taught me about the expanding realm of AR experiences that will potentially transform how we interact with digital interfaces! The experience could be expanded to include reviews, context about the ingredients, a drag-and-drop option to remove ingredients, the dish's history, and the restaurant's narrative story—really the sky is the limit! 
We are just at the beginning stages of this emergent technology and I am excited to be a designer who can utilize it to make people's lives better through Design Thinking and User Experience Design.

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