Winter 2023: Extended Reality and Society

Winter 2023: Extended Reality and Society

Course No:
EECS 498-003
Credit Hours:
Austin Yarger
EECS 281

From pediatric medical care, advanced manufacturing, and commerce to film analysis, first-responder training, and unconscious bias training, the fledgling, immersive field of extended reality may take us far beyond the realm of traditional video games and entertainment, and into the realm of diverse social impact.

“EECS 498 : Extended Reality and Society” is a programming-intensive senior capstone / MDE course that empowers students with the knowledge and experience to…

– Implement medium-sized virtual and augmented reality experiences using industry-standard techniques and technologies (unity / unreal).
– Design socially-conscious, empowering user experiences that engage diverse audiences.
– Contribute to cultural discourse on the hopes, concerns, and implications of an XR-oriented future.
– Carry out user testing and employ feedback in an iterative design / development process.
– Work efficiently in teams of 2-4 using agile production methods and software (Jira)

Students will conclude the course with at least three significant, socially-focused XR projects in their public portfolios.

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