“Adaptive Environments with PARALLEL REALITYTM Displays” by Dietz and Lathrop

  • ©Paul H. Dietz and Matt Lathrop

  • ©Paul H. Dietz and Matt Lathrop

  • ©Paul H. Dietz and Matt Lathrop



Entry Number: 34


    Adaptive Environments with PARALLEL REALITYTM Displays



    It is challenging to provide signage for the individual needs of each person in crowded, public spaces. Having too many signs leads to a cluttered environment, while having too few signs can fail to provide needed information to individuals. Personal display devices, such as smart phones and AR glasses can provide adaptive content, but they require each user to have a compatible device with them, turned on, and running appropriate software. PARALLEL REALITY™ displays are a new type of shared, public display that can simultaneously target personalized content to each viewer, without special glasses. In this way, adaptation becomes a feature of a venue that is available to all without encumbrances. Examples include adaptation based on language needs, visual acuity and relative location of the display.


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    Paul H. Dietz. 2018. TUX: Toronto User Experience Speaker Series: Paul Dietz: Parallel Reality Displays. Retrieved February 6, 2019 from https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=p1b3wEsFlCY
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