Last Day: Dai Nippon Printing (Part 1 of 2)
We had a busy day ahead of us during our last day in Japan. The first company we visited was Dai Nippon Printing. One interesting fact about DNP is that it started out as a printing company originally, but since then the company changed its focus to information services. DNP is another company that’s using Augment Reality technology. Ironically enough, they’re actually working with JR East to create the app that uses 3D maps for their stations that I mentioned in the last post. I really would like to see Augmented Reality technology used more in the U.S., there are a lot of companies that can benefit from using this technology for their products.
Afterwards, we got to see a mini interactive art exhibit that DNP had in partnership with the Louvre Museum. The art exhibit was pretty interesting, there were many touch displays that showed information on some of the paintings in the actual museum. In one of the rooms, we actually one of the paintings that the Louvre donated to the company for the exhibit. There was a interactive kiosk that lets you edit the painting any way you want it to look. It would be interesting to see if other museums decide to have interactive exhibits in the future. It’ll be a great way to learn about the subject matter of the exhibit, and it would be a lot more engaging than just looking at the exhibits themselves.