I really like what The New York Times has been doing with augmented reality lately. What usually feels gimmicky is used as a tool to provide scale and detail and to invite closer observation. In their most recent, the Times got in the Halloween spirit and showed the “monsters that live on you.” You can view it in the browser, but it doesn’t quite compare to seeing a human-sized cockroach sitting your living room.
Bugs that live on you, in AR
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A Day in the Life: Women and Men
Using the past couple of years of data from the American Time Use Survey, I simulated a working day for men and women to see how schedules differ. Watch it play out in this animation.
Where We Find Meaning in the Everyday
Meaningfulness scores from the American Time Use Survey provide a hint of what we value.
A Day in the Life: Work and Home
I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.