Liasing with Pepsico and Redpack (factory machine manufacturer) –allowed me to get information and research about training users. There where training documents and videos to accompany the machine which I researched in detail to fully understand the machine operation and training given.
The main routine training task was to help the machine operator when changing the packing film, so this part of the training was scrutinised to be fully understood. As the solution was a 3D environment interface a CAD model of the flexwrap was also requested to allow us to start understanding the film wrapping machine and how it functioned.
All safety procedure where noted, so that our mixed reality solution didn’t put anyone in danger as this was of paramount importance.
I conducted research into existing applications on the Microsoft Store to gauge an understanding of best practices of the official Microsoft applications that had been released. Studying and researching 3D spatial interfaces and how best to use certain elements was key to creating a fully functional and great user experience. Being restricted to only one hand gesture of air tapping to navigate the applications interface would prove challenging!! The HoloLens is a prototype piece of hardware so there is very little guidance as to best practices, so we had to do multiple tests and research to find out what interface patterns and elements would suit our needs for the product and our end users.