On a global scale, the manufacturing sector is currently facing a skills gap, with advances in automation technology and robotics significantly impacting on job profiles at large. Novel ‘learning by doing’ approaches using augmented reality and wearables can help satisfy the growing demand in continuing professional development.

With ARgh!, we help overcome significant ‘teething problems’ for augmented reality. We develop new new models for content conversion, we innovate novel use cases for the application of AR-based learning technology on- and off-the-job, and we evaluate how well such use cases can be implemented in an augmented reality based job performance aid, tested on real life story boards in the furniture, textile, and aviation industry.