Sitsim AR Editor
What is it? Toolkit containing Unity package and guidelines for use
What does it allow you to do? Create situated simulations of historical and future scenes
Who is it for?
A history buff A multimedia company A small museum or heritage organisation A techie person
What is a Sitsim?
“Sitsim” is short for “Situated Simulation” a term that describes an experience in which viewers use a smartphone or tablet to see a reconstruction of the past – or a vision of the future – at the precise place in which they stand in the present.
Sitsims allow users to immediately understand and connect the landscape around them with the landscape and activities of the past or future reconstructed in the Sitsim. Historical objects or photographs can be easily taken back to their former locations, or museum objects can be re-inserted into their previous surroundings. Pop-up balloons allow users to find out more information about the scenes.
How are Sitsims made?
Creating a Sitsim requires 3 things: some historical information about the scene to be reconstructed; information about the terrain to be reconstructed; and the Sitsim AR Editor package for the Unity game engine.
The Sitsim AR Editor package for Unity and its guidelines can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.
Our collaborators at the University of Oslo have published a number of academic papers describing the development of the Sitsim AR Editor – find them all at http://www.sitsim.no/