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MR In-flight Kit

Mixed Reality In-flight Passenger Kit

The future of airline travel

15min provotype exploring the future of airline travel

In a future course exercise, we explored the future of airline travel. After speculating various futures, we focused on one and ideated an artifact from this future experience.

Design fiction synopsis

In a near future, air flights become the destination. A future airline redesigns its plans to accommodate the Mixed Reality Explorer Programme—mixed reality inflight conferences, where the flight is the conference, where passengers can mingle with in-person attendees and other virtual passengers represented by MR avatars.

A prototype from this—made in 15 minutes and with items laying around the house—is the Mixed Reality In-flight Passenger Kit, allowing passengers to interact safely with a mixed reality enhance in-flight experience.

MR In-flight Kit

MR In-flight Kit

Open MR in-flight kit showing contents

Kit contents

MR Glasses and Haptic Gloves

MR Glasses and Haptic Gloves

MR eyewear companion device

Companion control

MR eye drops

Eye care

MR Anti-nausea tablets

Anti-nausea

MR In-flight Kit
MR In-flight Kit
Future of Airline Travel
Open MR In-flight Kit Showing Contents
MR In-flight Kit
MR Glasses And Haptic Gloves
MR Glasses and Haptic Gloves
MR Eyewear Companion Device
MR eyewear companion device
MR Eye Drops
MR eye drops
MR Anti-nausea Tablets
MR Anti-nausea tablets
MR In-flight KitOpen MR In-flight Kit Showing ContentsMR Glasses And Haptic GlovesMR Eyewear Companion DeviceMR Eye DropsMR Anti-nausea Tablets

About the conents

  1. MR Glasses and Haptic gloves—the glasses could be a bendable sheath display that slides over a passenger’s own glasses, and the haptic gloves give physical sensations to enhance the Mixed Reality experience.
  2. Companion device—in a closed environment of a plane, voice interaction wouldn’t be ideal, and passengers raising their arms to tap their glasses could also cause disruption, so a discreet hand-held device could be a more suitable interaction method.
  3. Focusing on close visuals can strain the eyes, so eye drops are included to assist with relieving any exertion
  4. Moving and realism in Mixed Reality experiences can cause discombobulation and nausea in some users, so a gentle anti-nausea, restablising medication is included

Method

Guerilla prototyping, using items lying around the house.

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