AR for Hyperlocal News (Round 6)

Portugal Project type: prototype Diogo Queiroz Andrade


This project will develop a model to deliver news in Augmented Reality by building a fully functional prototype of news production and distribution within an AR platform. The idea is to create a multimedia and interactive newsfeed in an environment where users can access geolocalized information. It will focus on a hyperlocal setting because AR is particularly suited to benefit users looking for relevant information regarding their surroundings.

The solution

As Augmented Reality is entering the mainstream, many outlets are trying to understand how news will be produced and accessed in the new format. If AR really is to become dominant, journalism and news cannot afford to lose its relevance – therefore it is paramount to develop experiments showing what works for news in AR in these early stages.