Academy of Art University is an art-oriented institution that was established in 1929 by Richard Stephen. The institution is in San Francisco, California. It offers outstanding training in fine arts, liberal arts, entertainment, and design. Behind these basic concepts lie other specializations that involve technology. They include designing video games and smartphone applications. Notably, the game development department has worked to enhance and improve user-technology data flow in different department especially in communication. Recently, the Chief Innovation Officer visited the institution to learn about an application, Tenderfeels, which was created by some student. The app is aimed at making Tenderloin District much safer for residents.
Tenderloin District is famous for insecurity. Within the quarter-mile square lives a significant number of youths. The neighborhood has high poverty levels and a lot on criminal activities. The district as a rich history, after the earthquake of 1906 the area was rebuilt with single room occupancy rooms that were favorable for the young couples and single people. Necessity is the mother of invention, the current situation in the district has stimulated the need for the talented art student to rise and make the place a much better place to live. There are a dozen opportunities for the art student in making the district a whole new world.
Technically, tenderfeels uses augmented reality to pick real-time data for the residents of the district who share their moods relating to their surroundings. It means that the residents can report how they feel in any part of the quarter. The emotional range from joyful, disgust happy and other. Hence, it is possible for other tenderfeels users to capture why a certain resident marked a specific location with a particular emotion. Besides, the government and other organization can be able to establish the problem behind the use a distinct emotion for a specific area.
It is quite evident that augmented reality can be used to improving the workings and lives of the people. Additionally, the institution offers an outstanding environment for learning and developing of talents. The development of tenderfeels is just an example.