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Bubble_Hololens Test

Hololens Test. Ming Tang, Mara Marcu. DAAP. UC

workshop for IASDR

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for design research

IASDR_DAAP

IASDR Conference

Nov 2nd at 1:10 PM until 3:00 PM

Room 6221, DAAP, University of Cincinnati

With the recent development of head-mounted display (HMD), both Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are being reintroduced as Mixed Reality (MR) instruments into the design industry. It is never so easy for us to design, visualize, and interact with the immersive virtual world. This session will investigate the workflow to visualize a design concept trough AR and VR. We will use virtual DAAP project as a vehicle to explore 3D simulation with mixed reality. Using the DAAP building at the University of Cincinnati as a wayfinding case study, the multi-phase approach starts with defining the immersive system, which is used for capturing participants’ movement within a digital environment to form raw data in the cloud, and then visualize it with heat-map and path network. Combined with graphs, survey data is also used to compare various agents’ wayfinding behavioral related to gender, spatial recognition level, and spatial features such as light, sound, and architectural elements. The project also compares mixed reality technique with the space syntax and multi-agent system as wayfinding modeling methods.

This session includes both a seminar and project demonstration format and develops techniques for VR and AR technology as they influence the process of visualizing and forming human and computer interactions. The session will discuss the connections among different immersive techniques for real-time visualization as a critical methodology in the design process. The session will also examine the current technical, physiological and cognitive constraints relate to the immersion and interaction in virtual reality and augmented reality.

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ACADIA exhibition and publication

Our project “Augmented Coral” has been selected for inclusion in the ACADIA 2017 Proceedings. The project will be exhibited at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA on November 2-4, 2017 during the 2017 ACADIA conference.

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Magic School bus for Computational Cell received 2017 AHSS grant

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the project Magic School bus for Computational Cell project, funded by the 2017 AHSS and Integrated Research Advancement Grant at UC. Magic School bus for Computational Cell” project will construct a mixed reality visualization at the College of DAAP and College of Medicine by integrating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) for molecular and cellular physiology research. The project will employ state-of-the-art VR and AR software and hardware, which allows for creative approaches using holographic imaging and computer simulation. This project will expand our cutting-edge research in space modeling & architecture visualization to the new computational cell field, including the creation of 3D models of the intestine tubes, and envisioning cell changes through agent-based simulation.

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PI: Ming Tang. Associate Professor. School of Architecture & Interior Design, College of DAAP.

Co-PI:Tongli Zhang. PhD. Assistant Professor. Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. College of Medicine.

Data Managment: Tiffany Grant. PhD. Research Informationist. Health Sciences Library. College of Medicine.

DAAP Egress

 

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  1. Create a new folder in your C: drive as C:/path
  2. Download the zip file and save in any place, unzip, and double-click the exe file.
  3. You will start your journey near a red robot. Please find a way to exit the building. Navigation: w, a, s, d for walking. Holding “shift” to run. “Space bar” to jump.
  4. Once you exit the building, you must go back to the red robot ( your start point). Then use “esc” key to show mouse cursor and close the program.
  5. complete a short survey.
  6. Your path will be automatically recorded as txt file located in C:/path/DAAP_path.txt file. If you want to run the program again, you might want to delete the old text file from your last run before you run the exe file again for a new test.
  7. copy all the data in your text file and past at the bottom of this shared google doc for Male. or Shared Google doc for Female. Please do not remove existing data in that file. we can compile it into paths. The data will be compiled and uploaded online.DAAP-sc-7

DAAP pedestrian crowd simulation

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  1. Create a new folder in your C: drive as C:/path
  2. Download the zip file and save in any place, unzip, and double-click the exe file.
  3. You will start your journey near a red robot. Please take five minutes explore the environment. Navigation: w, a, s, d for walking. Holding “shift” to run. “Space bar” to jump.
  4. Please go back to the red robot when you want to end your journey. Use “esc” key to show mouse cursor and close the program.
  5. Your path will be automatically recorded as txt file located in C:/path/DAAP_path.txt file. If you want to run the program again, you might want to delete the old text file from your last run before you run the exe file again for a new test.
  6. copy all the data in your text file and past at the bottom of this shared google doc. Please do not remove existing data in that file. we can compile it into paths. The data will be compiled and uploaded online.

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Path finding experiment

Instructions:

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  1. Create a new folder in your C: drive as C:/path
  2. Download the zip file and save in any place, unzip, and double-click the exe file.
  3. You will start your journey near a red robot. Please take five minutes explore the environment. Navigation: w, a, s, d for walking. Holding “shift” to run. “Space bar” to jump.
  4. Please go back to the red robot when you want to end your journey. Use “esc” key to show mouse cursor and close the program.
  5. Your path will be automatically recorded as txt file located in C:/path/test.txt file. If you want to run the program again, you might want to delete the old text file from your last run before you run the exe file again for a new test.
  6. Please copy and past your data at the bottom of this shared google doc. Please do not remove any existing data,  so we can compile it into paths. The data will be compiled and uploaded online.

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Thanks for your participation.

projection mapping, digital media show

end of semester, digital media skills class show. DAAP 5401.

Virtual DAAP simulation

VR show at 2017 DAAP Works

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class website for daapworks2017.  check out 360 images