Hololens dev team shows off Galaxy Explorer prototype


The Microsoft Hololens dev team have been working on software which demonstrate the potential of the Hololens Augmented Reality headset, with their latest project being Galaxy Explorer.

The application is designed to let users explore celestial bodies and learn about the mechanics of the universe by direct interaction.

The team is currently in its prototyping phase, learning about interaction models, renderings and transitions, but have posted an early look at their work.


Above is an example of using gaze and gesture to pull out the core of a planet so users can see the composition of the body.


The team are also looking at how they might use audio and visuals to comfortably communicate change of state and distance.

Eventually they hope the final product will look somewhat like the main illustration above, which certainly seems like a tool which may inspire me to learn more about space and time.

Read more detail of their progress here.

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