PROD223-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Immersive Game Design

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This paper introduces students to the technologies and techniques used to create Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences. Students will design and build games using VR and AR head-mounted displays, 6-degree-of-freedom motion controllers, depth cameras, and other leading-edge technologies, such as Arduino-controlled input and output. We will look at three main topics: 1. The Human Sensory Systems: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the main human senses of vision, audio, haptics (touch), smell and taste? 2. Multi-sensory Technologies: What technologies exist to deliver content to each of these senses? 3. Holistic Design: What are the design concerns when choosing an appropriate set of sensory "displays" for immersive experiences? Which types of cues are needed for a given user/task/environment combination?

Prerequisites

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 315
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 14:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Len Lye 201 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Product Design on the departments and faculties page

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Product Design on the departments and faculties page .

All PROD223 Occurrences

  • PROD223-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023