Augmented Reality  App  for Duke Lemur Center

Student Interns

Bri Butler
Ryleigh Byrne
Emma Helmich
Priya Rathinavelu
Zoe Superville

Project Leads

Hugh Thomas

Year

2020

Description: 

A team of Duke students will define and develop mobile augmented reality applications to enrich visitors' Duke Lemur Center experiences. Imagine creating a virtual lemur to help guide visitors around the center and interact with them within a mobile app. Students will develop a range of educational static and animated 3D/holographic content and will create a mobile application for displaying the content in appropriate spatial contexts.

Supported by a grant from the National Center for Women & Information Technology
Duke stakeholders: Lemur Center, Maria Gorlatova, Ph.D, Electrical and Computer Engineering Augmented Reality Lab

Final Solution

Enhancing the Duke Lemur Center Experience Using Augmented Reality

The Duke Lemur Center app is an iOS app that uses augmented reality (AR) to educate users and increase interest in the Duke Lemur Center. The interactive AR features -- including lemur face filters, an AR lemur and an AR map of Madagascar -- are just some of the ways the app helps excite users about the Duke Lemur Center. Other features include a lemur exploration page where users can learn about different species of lemurs, and a lemur quiz to test users’ knowledge and see if they are lemur experts.

View the team's final presentation on YouTube.

Read Adobe's blog post about Code+ and this project.

Student Participants: 

Bri

Butler

Bri Butler
Major: 
Computer Science
Minor: 
Psychology
Class: 
Rising Senior
Graduation Year: 
2021

Class of 2021. Varisty member of Duke's Women's Softball team. Computer Science Major and Psychology Major. Interests: Baseball, video games, animation, and music!

Emma

Helmich

Emma Helmich
Major: 
Computer Science, Environmental Science and Policy
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

Hi there! I am a current sophomore majoring in computer science, with an interest in sustainability, accessibility, and UX/UI design.

Priya

Rathinavelu

Priya Rathinavelu
Major: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

I am a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania. I am double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I am so excited to participate in Code+ this summer!

Ryleigh

Byrne

Ryleigh Byrne
Major: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Sophomore
Graduation Year: 
2023

My name is Ryleigh Byrne and I am a rising sophomore studying Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I am from Pittsburgh, PA. Some of my interests include mobile application development and UX/UI design. Outside of class, I am on the organizational team for HackDuke, volunteer with FEMMES, and am a part of the DUU VisArts Committee. I am also passionate about music, art, and the outdoors.

Zoe

Superville

Zoe Superville
Major: 
Computer Science
Class: 
Rising Junior
Graduation Year: 
2022

I'm a rising Junior from Long Island, NY. At Duke, I'm studying Computer Science and I'm on the Varsity Fencing team.

Project Leads: 

Hugh

Thomas

Hugh Thomas
Department: 
Office of Information Technology
Title: 
Consultant & Team Lead, Mobile Applications Development