The definition of augment is to "make (something) greater by adding to it." Augmented Reality (AR) is technology that sets out to do just that by adding a layer of data over the physical world. AR can be experienced in several ways, ranging from smartphones to wearable headsets like the HoloLens.
AR has a ton of potential when designing meaningful experiences since it allows a user to become fully immersed inside a moment. The user, who traditionally followed along to a narrative or a story, now becomes the lead and controls what they see.
Designers now have an entirely new paradigm to design for and need to consider things such as 3D, space and location.
This lesson will get you up to date with the language and foundations of AR. It will shine a light on the current landscape and also help you scope designs for your own projects.