CSE6335.03 Topics in Virtual Reality, Fall 2013
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This is a 'special topics' course in Virtual Reality. The goal of this course is to cover a number of topics in virtual reality. Projects involve building virtual reality systems, potentially based on latest-generation hardware, such as the Occulus Rift head-mounted display, a new form of CAVE, or the LeapMotion finger tracking system.
Prerequisite: An introductory course for Computer Graphics or Virtual Reality is recommended for software-centric courses projects.
This course will use discussions around papers from the recent literature to aid students acquire an in-depth understanding of specific research topics as well as a variety of skills useful in academia and industry.
- 3D Hardware: Input, Output, Tangible & Haptics Systems, Augmented & Mixed Reality Systems
- Human Senses & Human Actions
- 3D Navigation
- 3D User Interfaces
- Design and Evaluation of 3D User Interfaces: Guidelines, User Studies, Result Analysis, Report Writing
- The Future of Virtual Reality
The course project will require designing and implementing novel virtual reality systems. Software implementations are expected to be based on Unity 4.
For interaction-centric projects the implementation will be evaluated with other people. Technology-centric projects are expected to accurately measure the technical properties of the implementation. All projects are expected to present the results in a report, in paper format.
Course marks will be based on the following:
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||Percent of final grade
||Due date (no extensions!)
|Weekly VR paper discussions (starting on Sep 18)
||Weekly on Wednesdays
Individual course project topic chosen, in consultation with instructor.
|For implementation-heavy projects, implementation due. Deliverable: demo|
For evaluation-heavy projects, pilot study with 3 participants done. Deliverable: pilot evaluation report (2-3 paragraphs plus graphs)
||Nov 15 at noon
|Course project evaluation done. Deliverable: output and graphs for technical measurements or for user study data analysis
||Dec 06 at noon
|Course project report done. Deliverable: paper in ACM CHI paper style