Chinese University take on Augmented Reality admission letters for new students: let’s see the details
The Northwestern Polytechnical University, in China, is attempting to accomplish, notifying its most recent group of successful applicants via augmented reality acceptance letters. It’s a neat little shake up to the traditional format by displaying a digital model of the university along with information regarding its history.
“Although the admission notice is just a piece of a paper, the carefully embedded AR technology serves to show a cutting-edge temperament and a sense of pride,” says Xie Dan, admissions office deputy director of NPU told state media outlet People’s Daily. “The introduction of the school’s history and discipline characteristics demonstrates a spirit”, Dan continues, “which makes the admission notice an exclusive gift to students. AR technology makes a message such as admission information to move, opening the door to innovation”.
The experience also dives into the details of the universities most acclaimed subjects, specifically in the fields of aeronautical, astronautical and marine engineering. So this 21st century piece of paper might bring a small smirk to the face of a surprised applicant. Too bad it requires a cumbersome and lengthy set-up that that doesn’t make it an easy-to-use solution.
The procedure works as follows: once an applicant receives the letter, they have to download WeChat, if they don’t have it already, and use the popular app to scan a QR code located on the acceptance letter. They will then be prompted to download the universities own NPU AR app. This program will then be used to view the informative digital spectacle.
To see how it practically works, watch this short Dailymotion video: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5slrj5
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