Week 14

Putting it all Together



Given that you have heard about the basics of VR and AR in class, and done some projects to get a better handle on the application development side of things, and recently seen a variety of current work in the area, this week the class is going to break into groups of 3 or 4 and brainstorm on creating a VR or AR experience for a particular problem, as though you were a small company trying to pitch this idea, to try and pull a lot of these ideas together.

Tuesday's class should be devoted to data gathering, coming up with the general concept for the experience, and agreeing on the technology that you propose to use. At the end of Tuesday's class your group should email andy the location of a public webpage with your current set of ideas and the names of all the members on your team.

Thursday's class should be devoted to refining the concepts and creating a pitch, which should take the form of a webpage containing your proposal, including sketches and drawings of what the experience would be like. Note that you will not be graded on the quality of the sketches or drawings, but they should be good enough to give the reader a good idea what you are proposing.

The experience you design should be implementable on existing technology - that is if someone wanted to fund you to create this experience, you should be able to buy all of the necessary hardware off the shelf.



The topic for your experience is informing people about the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871, which started three blocks east of where we hold class. Note this topic is intentionally left a little vague as there are a variety of ways to teach people about the fire depending on the scope of the experience you want to create, whether your users are physically located in Chicago or not, where you would like the experience to take place (walking outside, in a bus, in a museum, in a classroom, in the home), whether it is a group experience, what age rages you are supporting, and the kind of technology you want to use. You should make decisions on those issues pretty quickly.

here are some relevant links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chicago_Fire
https://www.greatchicagofire.org/great-chicago-fire/
https://chicago.curbed.com/2015/10/8/9913324/great-chicago-fire-map
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Water_Tower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3Q3wwRAGiw

google maps is also good for seeing what is at those various locations today.


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last updated 11/8/17