Daniella Kalinda
Research Assistant
Ryerson University

I am a Master of Digital Media Candidate at Ryerson University. My Major Research Project (MRP) is about how we can use tangible augmented reality to enhance cultural heritage research. This project is being conducted in the Synaesthetic Media Lab for which I am a Research Assistant. We conducted interviews with scholars and performed a data analysis to inform the design of our augmented reality application. With this design concept and our first prototype, we are now preparing to conduct user studies. This application is expected to be helpful for cultural heritage scholars while conducting research before visiting archival institutions. It is also expected to be helpful for archivists and librarians who are seeking innovative and intuitive digitization solutions for their archives.