From HIT Lab Australia
KXH141 Virtual Reality Technology
This unit explores the exciting field of virtual reality and the advanced concepts and technologies for interfacing humans to complex machines. The unit focusses on virtual interfaces and their potential impact on the way we think about computers and the way we think with them. In this unit, interface design principles are reviewed from both human factors and technological perspectives. Hardware, software and mindware aspects of virtual interfaces and virtual environments are investigated. In addition, applications are postulated and designed in the fields of medicine, education, design and entertainment. The HITLab's VisionSpace is used for teaching, demonstration and practical applications.
KXH141 is a companion unit to KXH142 on Augmented Reality Technology. KXH141 concentrates primarily on Virtual Reality Technology whilst KXH142 concentrates on Augmented Reality Technology. This unit is a foundation unit for the Human Interface Technology (HIT) Major and Diploma of Creative Media Technology courses within the HIT Lab Australia. Our undergraduate units are instructional companions to the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in Australia. This Laboratory is linked to the HIT Lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA and the HIT Lab NZ, located at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ and will promote the development of advanced human interfaces and media technologies.
Concepts and Unit Elements
Teaching Delivery Method: 2 hours of lectures and 2-hour laboratory work weekly, or equivalent
Delivery Staff: Tom Furness and external lecturers
Assessment: Assignments (40%) and 2-hour examination (60%)
Key Semester Dates and timetables: UTAS Courses and Unit detail page
Updated April 11th 2010