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What is ar+eliers?


I am Eric.

AR+ELIERS is my workshop, a design innovation studio specializing in concept, product, and experience design and research utilizing new, emergent technologies. I work with leading international businesses and institutions across industries and countries, including consumer goods, technology, retail, finance, and media.

Passionate about applying new technologies to business, social, and cultural challenges, I envisioned AR+ELIERS as a studio that allowed me to transcend traditional design disciplines, bridging the gap between technology and society and exploring the virtual world and the physical world, to transform futuristic concepts into tangible products and experiences. Below is a collection of my work over the years, ones that I’m able to share. As much of my consulting work are confidential, much of what is shown below are self-initiated work during my spare time.

 

Conversational AI


Artificial Intelligence should be deployed simply as a tool for dealing with uncertainty. From my experience as a Teaching Fellow at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, I understood the importance of shattering the mysticism and mystery of the technology. Designers ought to be familiar with AI’s capabilities and limitations, the timeline and scope of deployment, to be able to create AI products that are usable, and intuitive to both the users and their architects. From chatbot robots for children to machine vision solutions for corporations, I love creating impactful, novel products bringing forward the AI-powered future.

AI Companion for Children

AI Companion for Children

AI Chatbot for pregnancy support

AI Chatbot for pregnancy support

mixed realities (AR/VR/xr)


Virtual Reality will be ubiquitous; it is undeniable. A digital layer of the world has been created on top of the physical one. Through AR+ELIERS, I have been creating immersive, interactive AR contents and platforms, helping clients innovate within their industries by combining advanced virtual reality solutions and a deep understanding of the client business’s essential values and identity. From mobile applications to custom products, I can create custom AR/VR solutions for your needs.

AR App for Animated tattoos

AR App for Animated tattoos

Multi-media AR Exhibition in Cambodia

Multi-media AR Exhibition in Cambodia

 
 

Haptic virtual realities (HCI publications)


I come from an academic background, as a professor and researcher of novel human-computer-interfaces. I am an active explorer into the future of technology, from design and development of novel human-computer-interfaces to forecast research on artificial intelligence and human relationships. I am a futurist, eager to push the boundary between our physical reality and the virtual world.

Towards performance feedback through tactile displays to improve learning archery

Towards performance feedback through tactile displays to improve learning archery

Embodied Reading: A Multisensory Experience

Embodied Reading: A Multisensory Experience

 

Philosophy


Creative Haptic Interface Design for the Aging Population

Creative Haptic Interface Design for the Aging Population

The point of technology should be to free us from meaningless labor, not labor creating tools like much of the attention hoarding apps and devices that clog up our day. I am actively investigating how technology can expand the human repertoire of capabilities, give meaningful results to our time and energy.

 

CLIENTS


My services have been picked up by a range of international clients: from corporations like Fujitsu and Amazon, academic institutions like Imperial College London, to design firms and small disruptive startups making new consumer technology. Together with these forward-thinking clients we form teams that make things that push the boundaries of our relationship with technology. 

 
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