Mohammad Hammad


Bachelor of Science, Computing Science Specialization, 4th year

Course: CMPUT 401 (Winter 2023) with Instructor Ildar Akhmetov

Who was your community partner and can you describe the project objectives

Aquatic Biosphere Project. To create an Augmented reality application, that can help users learn about different species in different biospheres in Alberta. These would include fishes, mammals, birds, plants, insects and more. The overall idea is to integrate AR experiences for public engagement and learning. This app would cater to a diverse population of users and provide them opportunities to interact with the application and learn new facts and information.

What was your biggest takeaway from your CSL placement

As an individual, I learned how to work with Unity and all of the tools that it provides to make building apps simple and fun, and using Unity I got some firsthand experience working with Augmented Reality and 3D models in the ARFoundation framework. More importantly though, as a group, we learned how to work together efficiently through newly acquired techniques in order to develop the best possible version of the app we could make.

How can you apply any newly gained knowledge/skills to your future endeavours (courses/employment/volunteering)?

Working on this project enabled me to pick up some valuable skills that are transferable to much of what I will be working on in the future, not just in AR and Unity, but in working as a team and communicating on a level that everyone understands and in an environment that everyone is comfortable with.