Augmented Reality for the Informal Economy
SPEK is an AR-enabled platform that uses inconspicuous, smart eyewear to create and give users access to an underground exchange network. With SPEK, the future of retail turns to the streets.
Systems Design / Interaction Design
Bernice Wong / Teng Yu
How it Works
In the midst of any urban environment, participants—also known as SPEKulators—can wear their AR-enabled glasses to participate in their own eclectic marketplace, each able to buy, sell, or trade items amongst other in the network.
The team prototyped examples of the "smart" eye-ware, keeping in mind that in order to maintain the inconspicuous nature of the network, they would have to be just like everyday eye glasses.