Going into space, discovering our planet’s oceans, and testing revolutionary technology all have one thing in common: The people doing the job have no idea what they might encounter along the way. When our testers start exploring a new device or software that uses emerging technology, they are the first to do so. It’s an undiscovered world and nobody has a map.
Testing 3D cameras: The world’s first integrated 3D cameras
Recently, we tested a new app that is specifically developed for the world’s first integrated 3D cameras that are able to register depth, height, and width and can take pictures in separate layers. Basically, the camera mimics the human eyes by capturing depth and perspective of everything you put in front of it. This new technology is so precise it enables natural and immersive interaction. It delivers cutting-edge facial detection and tracking, emotion detection and 3D scanning functionality.
The app, created by ArcSoft, uses this technology to create depth sensing photography, make 3D pictures, allow the user to quickly and precisely remove and edit backgrounds, apply 3D sensitive filters and much more. It was our mission to test the app and provide feedback to make it ‘customer ready’. Not just in good old English, but in 10 different languages including Korean, Japanese, Italian, and German.
Communication is key when working with emerging technology
Throughout this project our engineers and testers worked closely together with ArcSoft and the manufacturer of the 3D Camera technology to make sure every issue was spotted and fixed before the app is released. According to our localization engineer Soo, communication is one of the most important parts of successfully testing emerging technology:
“The testing itself is not the most challenging part of projects like this. It’s the fact that no one knows what to expect. When we encounter a problem there is simply no fix or workaround available. Once we find an issue we need to start figuring out what is happening and what needs to be done to solve it. It’s a discovery process that we go through together with our clients. We create the rules as we go. It’s a continuing process of developing, testing and improving, that usually needs to take place in a very short timeframe.”
Creating a rich and compelling user experience
Soo and her team worked in close collaboration with the developers of both ArcSoft and the integrated 3D camera to create a polished and customer ready product that offers the rich and compelling user experience our client was looking for.
Going where no one has gone before, looking for cracks in the system and helping close them are a big part of the fun we have at Globalme. We like to go into unknown territory and helping our clients to figure out the best way to go forward. We can’t wait to find out where our next adventure will take us.