In my Honors Capstone Experience project, titled The Oceans Above Us, I investigated whether augmented reality development was ready to be in the hands of everyday users through the lens of Adobe’s then-brand-new development application, Project Aero. Using Aero, which launched for public access in early 2020, I developed a virtual aquarium experience for mobile phone use, incorporating animations and interactive elements.

The full thesis paper can be on Western Kentucky University’s TopScholar platform.

In May 2020, I presented the result of this research at the virtual WKU Student Research Conference, where my presentation was named the session winner in the Arts & Humanities session. Below is the full video of my presentation.

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