Decision tree for selecting software for creating augmented reality

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Потрашкова Л. В., Гмирак М. Д. № 2 (67) 42-50 Image Image

Multimedia projects with augmented reality (AR) today are provided with different AR-development tools. At the same time, due to the available variety of software, the problem of selecting a suitable tool arises.

The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology for selecting software for creating augmented reality, taking into account the existence of different types of AR-development tools.

The methodology proposed in the article includes the following steps:

Stage 1. Identifying of alternative tools of creating augmented reality and defining their types.

The analysis of software shows that various tools of AR-development can be divided into three groups: 1) advanced tools (ARKit, AR Core, Vuforia); 2) simpler tools (Meta Spark Studio and Adobe Aero); 3) tools for non-professionals (EyeJack та Artivive).

Stage 2. Formation of evaluation criteria for augmented reality tools.

Stage 3. Formulation of specific AR-project requirements for augmented reality tools.

To determine the requirements for AR-development tools, it is necessary to answer the following questions, in particular: 1. Do developers have the competence to create specialized apps for AR-visualization? 2. Will users be inclined to download a specia­lized app for AR-visualization? 3. Is there a need to upload large files to the AR-content?

Stage 4. Selection of augmented reality tool for a specific project.

To support the selection of augmented reality tool, a base of production rules is developed and a decision tree is built on this basis.

The proposed methodology allows determining the most suitable version of the software for a specific project, taking into account a number of characteristics of the software and parameters of the AR-project.

Keywords: augmented reality, software selection, decision tree, method of production diagnostics, selection criteria.

doi: 10.32403/1998-6912-2023-2-67-42-50

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