Multimedia and Educational Technology, Master's Programme
Language of instruction
MM-4XX-G 3D Visualization. MM-403-G Interaction Design
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:
Describe various forms of realities and reality systems
Explain the concepts of perception, immersion and presence
Classify, compare and evaluate VR & AR technology for specific contexts of use
Appraise health effects and ergonomics in relation to VR & AR Technology
Conceptualise VR & AR real world application scenarios
Design and develop VR & AR high fidelity prototypes
Propose alternative VR & AR design solutions by applying the acquired knowledge and future perspectives.
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology can provide enriched experiences in interacting with digital media. The hardware and software supporting VR & AR have become really good for creating usable designs not only in laboratory experiments but real-world applications. However, due to the complex nature of multi-sensory interaction, it can be challenging to create satisfying VR & AR solutions for human use. This course explores the advancements in VR & AR technology and discusses the challenges as well as approaches of designing solutions with emphasis on the human element. The affordances and limitations of technology are presented with consideration to human factors and ergonomics. The theoretical part covers the fundamentals of VR & AR technology, design principles, perception, navigation and interaction in virtual as well as physical environments. The practical part focus on human-centred design for VR & AR, including user research, iterative design activities and human-based testing using state-of-the-art VR & AR devices.
Face-to-face class interactions, self-study digital and printed learning resources, workshops and laboratory work. More information is given at the beginning of the semester.
Estimated student workload: 200 hours.
Compulsory assignments. Information about compulsory assignments will be given in Canvas at the start of the semester.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio assessment in groups. Information about the assessment will be given at the start of the course. Graded assessment.