Call for Volunteers

AR-4-Basel is a unique project organized to permit developers and designers who are using Augmented Reality tools anywhere in the world to create AR experiences for the citizens and visitors of Basel. The developers and designers can achieve high quality experiences by using the 2D and 3D models of the Canton of Basel-Stadt and 3rd parties that are made available to them through the AR-4-Basel project framework.

Since developers and designers of AR who may submit applications for the project, and who wish to be part of our contest may not live in Basel, they will not be able to test their work first hand.

As part of the project, we seek volunteers:

  • who live, work or study in Basel (or nearby),
  • who are interested in the cutting edge applications for search, artistic expression, tourism, business productivity or other purposes, and
  • who have smartphones or tablets to test the developers’ AR applications.  

What's involved

Testing could take between 10 and 20 minutes per application and your feedback will be provided to the developer via on-line form. You will be able to choose the applications you test, based on your interests. You will be able to test as many or as few as you have time for.

All submissions eligible for testing must be submitted on or before September 23. However, testing will begin as early as September 15, 2011 and must be completed on October 15, 2011.

Next Steps

If you are a member of the faculty of a university or secondary academic institution and would be interested in making the AR-4-Basel project be part of your fall curriculum, please contact Christine Perey.

If you are a student, faculty or citizen who is interested in personally being a volunteer for the testing of AR experiences in Basel, you are also highly encouraged to contact Christine Perey and/or to complete the Get Involved form.