This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. We will discuss their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way we interact with them. The unit will provide an introduction to advanced human computer interfaces such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Tangible User Interface (TUI) technologies. Interface design principles will be reviewed from human factors and technological perspectives. Hardware, software, and design aspects of virtual interfaces will be investigated. We will also learn about these virtual interfaces that have been designed and implemented in the fields of medicine, education, design and entertainment. Hands-on experience will be provided through series of tutorial sessions that aims to provide basic skills on how to use different tools to develop student's own simple interface application.
|Unit name||Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Winyu Chinthammit|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Discuss the need for and use of virtual and mixed reality technologies in the world today
- Describe features and functions of emerging interface technologies, and evaluate their potential real-world applications
- Use an iterative design process to develop an interface application that utilises virtual or mixed reality technologies to meet specified user needs
- apply a user-centric approach in the design process
- take initiative and work independently
- communicate effectively at a professional level
- be aware of the social consequences of their work
- be an effective team member
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PrerequisitesKIT101 or KIT107 or KIT109
Lectures: 2 hours/week
|Assessment||Examination (50%)|Assignment 1 (10%)|Assignment 2 (20%)|Assignment 3 (20%)|
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