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Specialization

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English

Subtitles: English
Specialization

Course 3 of 5 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Interaction in VR

Welcome to Week 1! In this week, we will cover interaction in VR. You will discover different types of interaction, and how interaction works with different HMDs. We'll end the week by introducing you to this MOOC's project....
Reading
11 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Natural Interaction4m
Magic Interaction3m
Active and Passive Interaction3m
Affordances5m
VR Interaction Theory3m
Standard HMDs12m
Other Devices5m
Project Requirements4m
Unity Examples5m
Interaction Scripts6m
Reading5 readings
Course Blog10m
VR Interaction30m
Getting Started in Unity10m
Download the VR Interaction Package30m
VR Interaction Project Brief30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Introduction to VR Interaction and User Input30m
Planning your project6m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Moving around in VR

Welcome to Week 2! This week, we'll cover moving around in VR. We'll look at physical navigation, such as walk-in-place, and virtual navigation, such as teleportation. You will end the week by beginning your project, and submitting your work in progress....
Reading
9 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Real Walking4m
Redirected Walking3m
Walk-in-Place3m
Virtual Navigation3m
Teleporting5m
Teleportation4m
Travel in VR | Quality Factors3m
Project Advice4m
Reading3 readings
Implementing Walk In Place10m
Implementing Teleporting10m
Movement in VR10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Physical and Virtual Navigation10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Interacting with Objects in VR

Welcome to Week 3! This week, we will be looking at interacting with objects in VR. We'll cover topics such as interacting with objects within reach, hyper-natural interaction, and magic interaction. We'll then move on to physics interaction, and how this works in VR. ...
Reading
13 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
Introduction to Objects Interaction | Part 25m
Object Interaction Within Reach4m
Hyper-Natural Interaction4m
Magic Interaction6m
Evaluation Metrics4m
Introduction to Physics Interaction1m
Physics Objects4m
Physics Objects in Unity13m
Physics in VR3m
Physics Interaction in Unity with NewtonVR11m
State Machines2m
State Machine Interactions in Unity10m
Reading2 readings
Physics in Unity10m
Unity State Machines10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Object Interaction20m
Physics and State Machine Interaction10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Challenges in VR interaction and User Interfaces in VR

Welcome to Week 4! In the final week of this MOOC, we'll be looking at challenges in VR interaction, and user interfaces in VR. You'll begin by learning about graphical user interfaces in VR, including abstract interfaces and diegetic and non-diegetic UI, before moving on to designing VR interaction. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 34 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
Abstract Interfaces2m
Diegetic and Non-Diegetic UI3m
Unity UI Tutorial4m
Gestural Interaction2m
Issues in VR Interaction3m
Harry Brenton on VR Interaction Design4m
User Evaluation5m
Harry Brenton on the UX of VR7m
Reading5 readings
Unity User Interfaces10m
Unity gesture plugin10m
Bespoke VR10m
Final Project Requirements10m
Thank you10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Reflective Quiz: Your Interaction Design Process2m
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Top Reviews

By CTJul 14th 2018

Learnt quote a few useful things. Especially liked that this course finally involved some coding. If only by reviewing the NewtonVR and VRInteraction examples and modifying the code.

By SZDec 24th 2017

Very good course showing how to use VR interaction techniques. Thank you!

Instructors

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Dr Sylvia Xueni Pan

Lecturer, Department of Computing
Goldsmiths, University of London
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Dr Marco Gillies

Senior Lecturer
Computing Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

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About Goldsmiths, University of London

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About the Virtual Reality Specialization

This specialisation from the University of London will introduce you to virtual reality. Virtual reality is one of the most highly requested skill sets in the jobs market, and this specialisation will give you an introduction to the subject and key skills in the field. You will hear from world-leading lecturers and industry experts, use Unity to develop your own VR environment, and end the specialisation by creating your first VR game....
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