X - Strange Museum
Proposal Due Saturday
8:59pm Chicago time
Documentation Due Friday
12/06 at 8:59pm Chicago time
X is an optional project. Project 2 is an individual project.
X gives you the opportunity to replace the application and web score
from your lowest scoring project of the first 2 projects in class.
Project X focuses on the creation of a immersive environment as a
historical or pre-historical reconstruction that would be part of a
museum exhibit to enhance the physical displays. That is you could do a
reconstruction of a historical site where human beings once lived, or an
exhibit on prehistoric creatures such as dinosaurs, or an exhibit about
the conditions on the early Earth. The historical reconstruction should
also at least be 30 years old, and preferably a lot older than that.
Your exhibit should be historically accurate, based on current generally
accepted scientific and historical records, and you should be able to
cite scientific or historical references for your work. As a caveat, you
could also create an exhibit on previous scientific theories that have
been proven wrong, since those previous incorrect theories are still
This project must be done individually and should have the same amount
of work as a single person version of project 2. The work should be
designed for the VIVE and will be tested on the VIVE in the classroom.
The environment should be educational - that is, the user should learn
something from the experience, and the experience itself should
obviously benefit from being experienced in VR. The environment should
be designed to fit within a museum setting and give the user a 15 minute
experience. It should be highly interactive. You can assume that the
museum will have someone standing by the display to help people with the
equipment, but you should provide an easy way to reset the application
from the beginning.
The documentation requirements remain the same as Project 2 but you
should also describe how the VR display or displays fit into the museum
setting. That is, what does the overall room look like? Are there other
physical displays of artifacts, or videos playing that share space with
the VR display? How are you going to keep the user from running into
things or other people? Remember that you need to think about the flow
of people through the exhibit. If you haven't been to a museum in a
while then you may want to take a visit to the Field Museum or the
Museum of Science and Industry and get a sense of how these kinds of
spaces are laid out.
proposal deadline you need to email andy the location of a web page that
describes the environment you want to create, in order to get approval.
Everyone doing Project X will need to have a different topic for his /
her exhibit. After that you will have less than one week to complete the
project. The project should be turned in through git as usual. Be sure
to email andy the location of your git repository before the deadline,
and include the typical image of your exhibit.
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