This unit will explore the exciting field of virtual reality, mixed reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans with 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 designed and implemented in medicine, education, design and entertainment. Hands-on experience will be provided through a series of tutorial sessions to provide basic skills on using different tools to develop students' own simple interface applications. Completing this unit will provide you with an opportunity to obtain the Unity Certified User: VR Developer professional industry certification via completion of a certification exam. Students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. This online offering is primarily for students enrolled in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice (including the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice) who might need to complete the unit online. Online students will need to attend online tutorials.
|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 Lindsay Wells|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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
- Assess the potential of emerging interface technologies for 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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesKIT101 or KIT107 or KIT109
Lectures: 2 hours/week
Online teaching arrangements may differ and will be advised by your teaching team.
|Assessment||Essay (15%)|Design of Interface Application (20%)|Development of Interface Application (I) (20%)|Development of Interface Application (II) (20%)|Development and Evaluation of Interface Application (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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