On Friday June 26th, the students from the summer 2015 course offering of “immersive environments” course (IAT 445) will be presenting their final projects in the Mezzanine on our SFU Surrey campus, from about 10:30am — about 1:30pm.
10 student teams will showcase their own immersive Virtual Reality projects that they developed in the popular game engine Unity3D and will present using the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted display.
Some projects draw from contemporary indie/art computer games like Dear Esther, Journey, or 5 nights at Freddy’s and cinema/television. Students were tasked to design for a purposeful and immersive user experience — this semester’s design challenge for students was evoking a strong yet meaningful emotional or visceral response: “Use unity3D and guiding frameworks (e.g., immersion, presence, user-centered systems design etc.) to iteratively ideate, design, prototype, and evaluate an immersive and interactive virtual environment that evokes a strong yet meaningful emotional or visceral response in the users.” So be prepared for some exciting showcases!
Cheers & hope to see you there,
P.S> In case you can’t make it to the interactive project showcase, you can join the public project video presentation session on Friday July 3rd at 10:30am, in Surrey room #2600 (the large theatre), or wait for the best videos to be posted online.
See SFU’s Teaching & Learning blog for a news story on this course from Spring 2013, entitled: “How a SIAT course in immersive environments exposed students to the real world”
See my teaching page and SFU media release for more infos. The redesign of the 2013 offering of the course was supported by a Teaching and Learning Development Grant and invaluable ongoing assistance by educational consultant Barb Berry.
Sample project videos from the summer 2015 student teams
CDM by team Much VR
Mystic by team Mystikal Lab
B-Eye by team Bees
The Passage by team M.O.S.T.