Musicscape for AR

Visualizing your Spotify music tastes in augmented reality

Prototyping + building a Hololens app

2 weeks, solo project

Unity, C#, prototyping, data visualization, Figma, MRTK

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Project overview

In this project, I brought my Musicscape website to an AR space. If you’d like to learn about the original website, check out my page I wrote about it! Musicscape for AR is a mixed-reality app that visualizes your music tastes on Spotify by abstract qualities such as mood, acousticness, and energy. Each song is a single dot that’s plotted on a three-dimensional graph according to these qualities.

I learned how to use the Mixed Reality Toolkit and how to develop for the HoloLens. I experimented with the recognition and usability of different gestures. Additionally, I explored how people navigate data in a space. Please reach out if you’d like to talk about this in-depth.


MRTK proved to be a valuable tool in the design process, as it allowed me to rapidly test out my ideas + get feedback. Here’s a list of some of the iterations that I shared to get rapid feedback.

August 16
Initial iteration
August 21
August 22
Legend iteration
August 23
August 27
Popping iteration