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Minor Virtual Reality

By means of an English minor, all students of the Fontys university of applied science are given the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field of Virtual Reality.
Fontys university has about 10 years experience with Virtual Reality and we have a state of the art VR-lab, where students can do their research and practical work.
The minor covers technology aspects (3D graphics, visualization, IO-devices/systems), human aspects (behavior, presence, illusion) and design aspects (content, interaction, animation).

Content

The minor covers technology aspects (3D graphics, visualization, IO-devices/systems), human aspects (behavior, presence, illusion) and design aspects (content, interaction, animation).
Objectives of the course
  • To understand the technologies, underlying principles, potential, and limits of VR,
  • To examine the computer hardware and software technologies that are used to build VR environments,
  • To get hands on experience with 3D graphics techniques(modelling and programming) and issues,
  • To investigate the human factor issues in virtual environment,
  • To learn about immersive, 3D human natural interaction techniques and issues,
  • To investigate state of the art Virtual Reality concept and technologies,
  • To gain practical experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating a virtual environment.

The course consists of the following subjects

Educational activities

Code

Quarter

Description

3D graphics

V3D1

1

Geometry, scene graphs, transformations, material, light models, texturing, particles

Content Creation

VCC1

1

Modelling tool, box model, textures, animation, optimize, bones.

Virtual Environments & Devices

VED1

1

VR-Systems, applications, tracking devices, IO-devices, human senses

Capita selecta

VCS2

1 & 2

Select between own proposal, VR Event or Visualization course

User Experience

VUX2

2

The human is central in a virtual world. How  does VR work in medical, psychological and pedagogical applications. How can VR influence, train, treat (pain, photophobia, addiction etc.) people.

How can human behavior be modified? The keywords are perception and immersion.

User Interaction

VUI2

2

UI design principles, usability, (audiovisual) interface design & feedback, scaffolding, affordance theory, and natural user interface principles.

Project 2

VPT2

2

Big project to integrate the different parts of VR, in collaboration with a company or organization. Activities:

· Research on topic/theme (analysis),

· User experiments set up,

· Design, build and test an VR application,

· Run experiments,

· Process data.

· Presentation.

The minor is accessible for students with some Object Oriented programming experience (e.g. Java, C#, C++) or scripting experience (e.g. PHP, Python). You have to be interested in applying VR in a professional environment, and have a technical problem solving attitude. Work independently and a researching and curious attitude is necessary to pass this minor.

The project assignments are real questions from a company or organization and these companies actively participate in the project.

Duration of the minor is 20 weeks.

Below the global week program, with the number of days you work on a module in a week.

Week

Module

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

V3D1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VCC1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VED1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VUX2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

VUI2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

2

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

VCS2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VPT2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

5

5

5

3

 

 

Grading

To pass this minor ALL modules should be rated >5.4.

The endmark is a sum of percentages of the marks of each module.

Code

Name

% endmark

V3D1

3D graphics

20

VCC1

Content Creation

20

VED1

Environments & Devices

10

VUX2

User Experience

10

VUI2

User Interaction

10

VCS2

Capita Selecta

3

VPT2

Proftask II

27

Resit is only possible in the next run of the minor, only complete modules can be redone.

The project assignments are real questions from a company or organization and these companies actively participate in the project.

Duration of the minor is 20 weeks.


Kind regards,

Sjaak Verwaaijen

Lecturer Computer Science, Fontys Hogeschool ICT

Coordinator VRLab

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Tel: +31 (0) 8850 71360

Visiting address Rachelsmolen 1

5612 MA Eindhoven

Building R1, room 2:36

Postal address PO Box 347,

 

5600AH Eindhoven