COSC 6337.03 3D User Interfaces, Winter 2009
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- Apr 22 - The coursework ethics forms are available on the
Research Ethics Forms and Procedures WWW page.
- Mar 30 - A list of potential projects is available now (local access only).
- Mar 10 - On Mar 11, class will meet in MC214. On Mar 18, we will meet in CSEB2002. Starting with Mar 23, we will be using CSEB3033.
- Mar 04 - Room is now McLaughlin College 215
- Feb 27 - New time slot, should be permanent now.
- Feb 25 - The time slot will (most probably) change once more again due
to the conflict with the VR course.
- Feb 23 - Course moved to different time slot and a more convenient location, see below.
- Nov 07 - this WWW page created.
The course introduces the ways to interact with computers in a three dimensional (3D) environment, where the environment is either fully virtual or represents a mixture of real and virtual. It covers topics ranging from the hardware necessary to interface with virtual worlds, over techniques for interacting with 3D environments, to design and evaluation of 3D user interfaces.
This course will use papers from the recent literature to aid students acquire an in-depth understanding of specific topics. The course project will require designing and implementing novel 3D user interfaces, testing those techniques with real users, and then presenting the results in a report.
- 3D Hardware: Input, Output, Tangible & Haptics Systems, Augmented & Mixed Reality Systems
- 3D User Interface Techniques: Selection, Manipulation, Travel, Wayfinding, System Control, Symbolic Input, 2D vs. 3D User Interfaces
- Design and Evaluation of 3D User Interfaces: Guidelines, User Studies, Result Analysis, Report Writing
- The Future of 3D User Interfaces
- Lectures: MW 14:30-16:00 (room MC 215, from Mar 23 onwards in CSEB3033).
Office Hours: by appointment
Evaluation will be based on the following:
- 25% - Weekly paper discussions: Students will be asked to read recent papers and will discuss/review them in class.
- 45% - Course project, carried out over the entire term. The project
is performed alone (default) or in groups of two, if the topic is too
large for one person. Topics will be chosen in
consultation with the instructor. Students must implement and evaluate
a 3D User Interface (20% implementation, 25% evaluation).
Students must decide the topic of their
project by April 17. Evaluations must be finished by May 15.
- 30% - Course project report, in ACM CHI paper style.
Due date: June 8, 2009 @ noon.