Fashion for All: Using Augmented Reality to Explore Digital Archives
By Miyo Sandlin, Joseph AndersonVolume 45, Number 1 - January/February 2021
|Figure 1: A charming look, but too many buttons clutter up the interface.||Figure 2: Does the user want all that explanatory text in their selfie? Probably not.|
|Figure 3: An attempt at AR makeup gone terrifyingly wrong.||Figure 4. Hattie Carnegie, Inc., “Black Day Suit with Flared Jacket and Fitted Skirt” (SPARC Digital; sparcdigital.fitnyc.edu/items/show/951).|
|Figure 5: Wearing a look from the 1950s—with AR Lipstick!||Figure 6: Barbier, George, 1882–1932, “L’Officier Duc” (SPARC Digital, accessed Sept.3, 2020; sparcdigital.fitnyc.edu/items/show/2882).|
|Figure 7: “Wearing” a hat drawn by legendary artist George Barbier is history brought to life.||Figure 8: A poster mock-up planned for an AR experience in a pre-pandemic world.|
|Figure 9: Enter The FITting Room. The finished website has multiple AR options for webcam or smartphone camera.|
|Figure 10: An example of a simple, yet effective Instagram post.|
Miyo Sandlin is research and instructional services librarian, adjunct assistant professor, Fashion Institute of Technology.
Joseph Anderson is assistant professor, digital initiatives librarian, Fashion Institute of Technology.