ARCH 7036-004 / ARCH5051.Elective Arch Theory Seminar. Spring semester. DAAP, UC.
Design in the Age of Metaverse and Extended Reality
Instructor: Ming Tang. Director, Extended Reality Lab. XR-Lab, Associate Professor, SAID, DAAP, University of Cincinnati
Class Time: T. TH 12:30 pm – 1:50 PM: 4425 E. CGC Lab at DAAP / on Teams
Office hours: T/TH 11:00 am-noon. Friday 11-noon on Teams
This seminar course focuses on the intersection of architecture design, interior design with immersive visualization technologies, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Digital Twin, social VR, and real-time simulation. The class will explore the new spatial experience in the virtual realm and analyze human perceptions through hand-tracking, body-tracking, haptic simulation, and various sensory input. Students will learn both the theoretical framework and hands-on skills on XR development. The course will provide students exposure to the Oculus Quest, Teslasuit, Hololens technologies, and wearable sensors. Students are encouraged to propose their own or group research on the subject of future design with XR.
Computer: VR-ready PC, will be provided by the DAAP CGC
Hardware: Oculus Quest, Hololens, Teslasuit, will be provided by the course.
Although it is not required, students are recommended to have a VR-ready PC and own Oculus Quest
Students will have exposure to the following XR technologies.
image: Hand Tracking with Oculus Quest.
image reference: CLAD news
Image: TeslaSuit, haptic measurement. available at UC Digital Future.
Required Text(s): none
Recommended Text(s): various online lectures and readings
- Thesis: Layered space.
- Thesis: Cyber-Physical Experiences: Architecture as Interface
- Thesis: Virtually Interactive DAAP
Recommended podcast on Metaverse