Courses & Units

Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology KIT724

Introduction

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 introduce advanced human-computer interfaces such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) 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 for using different tools to develop a student's own simple interface application.

Summary

Unit name Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology
Unit code KIT724
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Winyu Chinthammit
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the need for and use of virtual and mixed reality technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines
  • Evaluate the potential of emerging interface technologies for real-world applications
  • Apply 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT506

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hour lecture weekly

2 hour tutorial weekly - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

AssessmentDevelopment of Interface Application (I) (20%)|Development of Interface Application (II) (20%)|Design of Interface Application (20%)|Development and Evaluation of Interface Application (25%)|Interface technology application review (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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