by Michele Marques, Information Developer Specialist, Digital Service Management
Augmented Reality is starting to become useful. For example, on a trip to Japan, I was able to translate instructions for a toilet into English. I opened Google Translate on my phone, and used camera mode to translate the image. If you didn't realize that a toilet might need instructions, check the pictures in this article.
The instructions didn't come with augmented reality - and I'm not sure how much I really wanted to visualize or explore the instructions. But the augmented reality side of Google Translate helped me bridge my illiteracy in Japanese.
This was a cool experience and made me wonder whether augmented reality is now ready for use as technical documentation.