To unlock the value of augmented reality for your organization, it’s crucial to plan your adoption in both the short and long term. The people, processes, budget, and timeline you need to successfully implement Vuforia Studio will depend on your use case. The following tasks will help you anticipate those needs.
Before you begin, complete these steps:
Before deploying augmented reality, it’s important to establish goals and determine how to measure them. Engaging the right stakeholders, iterating quickly, and communicating effectively will lead to a successful AR initiative. Now's also the time to familiarize yourself with Vuforia Studio and identify how it will support your organization's use case.
Defining the scope of your AR initiative gives stakeholders a shared understanding of their role and the project objectives. For many organizations, the scope starts small. Over time, the project leaders will learn and iterate—extending the solution to solve bigger challenges. But in the early phases, it's best to avoid scope creep: Follow the plan and ensure the scope is manageable for your use case.
The project scope should include:
Before you deploy augmented reality to all the workers who will use it, select a few participants to test the solution. These initial users need not be experienced with AR. But they should be enthusiastic about embracing new technology and willing to dedicate time to testing AR in their day-to-day jobs.
Contact your pilot participants early in the project and provide first access to training.
As you implement AR, the workers who are getting started with Vuforia Studio and Vuforia View will have questions and feedback. Establish and communicate the best channels for Vuforia users to connect with you, then plan how you will take action. Answer questions, solicit ideas, and address challenges by:
Pivot as necessary, based on what you learn. Remember: successful AR leaders will learn and respond, which leads to a better solution.
To successfully implement AR, you must create experiences that are useful and usable. In addition to getting feedback from real users, you should follow a user-centered design process. The key stakeholders in your AR initiative should have a high-level understanding of the ideal design process.
Generally, there are five steps to create a meaningful AR experience:
Typically, Vuforia Studio users can create a proof-of-concept AR experience in two weeks. But creating a robust working prototype can take longer: roughly two months.
The designers, developers, and subject matter experts who build AR experiences will need training to get started. Depending on the scale and timeline of your project, your training needs may evolve.
PTC offers two ways to train your team members:
1. Independent training
Access documentation that explains how to use Vuforia Studio.
2. PTC instructor-led training
PTC offers instructor-led product training classes that you can take virtually or in-person. If you need targeted consulting, the Vuforia Studio MakerLab is also available. The MakerLab is a virtual session that prepares the key members of your team to create their own AR experiences.
Now that you’ve established how and why your organization will leverage Vuforia Studio, you must document who will be involved and when key milestones should occur. Get approval from all important stakeholders and share the plan widely. Your execution plan should hold contributors accountable for moving the AR initiative forward.
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