Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

K. Vasylevska, I. Podkosova, H. Kaufmann:
"Teaching Virtual Reality with HTC Vive and Leap Motion";
Talk: ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Education, Bangkok, Thailand; 2017-11-27 - 2017-11-30; in: "Proceedings of SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Education", ACM Siggraph, (2017), 1 - 8.

English abstract:
Creating high quality virtual reality (VR) experience takes time
and requires extensive practice. Although, multiple virtual and
augmented reality courses existed for years all over the world, high
costs of the equipment were always in the way of building up the
up to date knowledge. Rapid development of the technology caused
the new VR boom and exposed a serious lack of the experienced
VR/AR developers.
In this paper, we present our introductory VR courses for master
students. The aim of the courses is to provide introduction to
the basics of VR and AR and supporting technology. We move the
teaching focus from the specifics of a particular VR system to the
skill build-up and development of the VR user experience. For that
we provide the access to the up to date consumer hardware, such as
HTC Vive and Leap Motion.We discuss the structure of the courses
and methodology, and provide the teaching materials. Moreover,
we discuss in details our updated practical course that unites the
development of a low-cost desktop and a high-quality immersive
VR applications using only off-the-shelf consumer equipment. Furthermore,
we discuss the overall course evaluation by the students
and further opportunities for their professional growth, as well as
consecutive changes that will be made next.

mixed reality, virtual reality, teaching, HTC Vive, Leap Motion, Education, Computerassisted instruction

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