Author: Poh Yee Tan
This project provides the public with an attractive and interactive interior design application using Augmented Reality. Nowadays, there are a lot of people familiar with the computer system and communication technologies. Hence this exploring the prospect of a new form of Virtual Reality (VR) application called Augmented Reality (AR) technology develops more rapidly. Augmented reality is a field of research which deals with the combination of real-world and virtual environment. It is an environment that applies between virtual reality and real environment. There are several problems induce me to create an interior design application in AR. Nowadays, people are busy with their work. People are no time to go to various stores to buy furniture for their home, shop or office. There is difficult to fulfil the customers contentment of decorate their room without imaginary picture to refer. Printed furniture catalog is basically a paper based information with lots of texts and images which does not provide any interaction for the user. And people can"t view a better graphics of visualization because the design layout is statically presented on papers. Due to that, AR and 3D technology must be applied into interior design area. It is an application which includes furniture and furnishings will develop in three-dimensional surface of object and present by using augmented reality. It will perform the interactive and attract the attention from the public. In this project, I choose Waterfall methodology as a guideline to develop my product throughout this project. By having a methodology, I can carry out my project successfully. As we know, augmented reality technology is still new in our country, but it is a fact that AR technologies would potentially to be the future technology trend to the public.
Author: Scott Highton
Publisher: Virtual Reality Photography
A reference book on the art and techniques of virtual reality photography by one of the pioneers in the field, Scott Highton.The book includes sections on Photography Basics, Panoramic VR Imaging, Object VR Imaging, and Business Practices.Intended audience includes both professional and amateur photographers, as well as multimedia authors and designers.
Author: Jason Jerald
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool
Virtual reality (VR) potentially provides our minds with direct access to digital media in a way that at first seems to have no limits.However, creating compelling VR experiences is an incredibly complex challenge.When VR is done well, the results are brilliant and pleasurable experiences that go beyond what we can do in the real world.When VR is done badly, not only is the system frustrating to use, but sickness can result.Reasons for bad VR are numerous; some failures come from the limitations of technology, but many come from a lack of understanding perception, interaction, design principles, and real users. This book discusses such issues, focusing upon the human element of VR rather than technical implementation, for if we do not get the human element correct, then no amount of technology will make VR anything more than an interesting tool confined to research laboratories. Even when VR principles are fully understood, first implementations are rarely novel and never ideal due to the complex nature of VR and the countless possibilities. However, the VR principles discussed within enable us to intelligently experiment with the rules and iteratively design towards innovative experiences.
Author: Tony Parisi
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Author: V. R. Christensen
After the death of her father, Abbie Gray is offered a place within her wealthy landlord's family. Such an opportunity, however, seems perhaps too good to be true, particularly since her own family's feelings towards Sir Nicholas and Lady Crawford have always been tinged with resentment. But, at last having exhausted all other alternatives, Abbie accepts the invitation, determined to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity. While Abbie is being groomed according to the ideals of Society-and of the eldest son, heir to title and property-the younger brothers attempt to expose her as the mercenary they believe she must be. But when they discover that her mysterious past is disturbingly connected with their own, they are forced to ask themselves some very hard questions about the meaning of integrity and honor. What does it mean to be worthy of the title "gentleman"? And what, after all, is the price of a woman's heart?
Author: Steve Aukstakalnis
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the technologies, applications and human factors considerations of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems and wearable computing devices. Practical Augmented Reality is ideal for practitioners and students concerned with any application, from gaming to medicine. It brings together comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice, emphasizing leading-edge displays, sensors, and DIY tools that are already available commercially or will be soon. Beginning with a Foreword by NASA research scientist Victor Luo, this guide begins by explaining the mechanics of human sight, hearing and touch, showing how these perceptual mechanisms (and their performance ranges) directly dictate the design and use of wearable displays, 3-D audio systems, and tactile/force feedback devices. Steve Aukstakalnis presents revealing case studies of real-world applications from gaming, entertainment, science, engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, defense, medicine, telerobotics, architecture, law enforcement, and geophysics. Readers will find clear, easy-to-understand explanations, photos, and illustrations of devices including the Atheer AiR, HTC Vive, DAQRI Smart Helmet, Oculus (Facebook) CV1, Sony PlayStation VR, Vuzix M300, Google Glass, and many more. Functional diagrams and photographs clearly explain how these devices operate, and link directly to relevant theoretical and practical content. Practical Augmented Reality thoroughly considers the human factors of these systems, including sensory and motor physiology constraints, monocular and binocular depth cues, elements contributing to visually-induced motion sickness and nausea, and vergence–accommodation conflicts. It concludes by assessing both the legal and societal implications of new and emerging AR, VR, and wearable technologies as well as provides a look next generation systems.
Author: Mitch McCaffrey
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. “With his YouTube channel, Mitch’s VR Lab, Mitch has helped thousands of people understand the foundations of locomotion and interaction mechanics with clear and concise UE4 videos. I’m thrilled that he has taken the time to bring all his knowledge and experience in working with Unreal Engine and Virtual Reality to the Unreal® Engine VR Cookbook…. Mitch is uniquely qualified to share this book with the world.” —Luis Cataldi, Unreal Engine Education, Epic Games, Inc. For game developers and visualization specialists, VR is the next amazing frontier to conquer—and Unreal Engine 4 is the ideal platform to conquer it with. Unreal ® Engine VR Cookbook is your complete, authoritative guide to building stunning experiences on any Unreal Engine 4-compatible VR hardware. Renowned VR developer and instructor Mitch McCaffrey brings together best practices, common interaction paradigms, specific guidance on implementing these paradigms in Unreal Engine, and practical guidance on choosing the right approaches for your project. McCaffrey’s tested “recipes” contain step-by-step instructions, while empowering you with concise explanations of the underlying theory and math. Whether you’re creating first-person shooters or relaxation simulators, the techniques McCaffrey explains help you get immediate results, as you gain “big picture” knowledge and master nuances that will help you succeed with any genre or project. Understand basic VR concepts and terminology Implement VR logic with Blueprint visual scripting Create basic VR projects with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, Google VR, PSVR, and other environments Recognize and manage differences between seated and standing VR experiences Set up trace interactions and teleportation Work with UMG and 2D UIs Implement character inverse kinematics (IK) for head and hands Define effective motion controller interaction Help users avoid motion sickness Optimize VR applications Explore the VR editor, community resources, and more If you’re ready to master VR on Unreal Engine 4, this is the practical resource you’ve been searching for! Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.
Author: Constantine Stephanidis
The two-volume set CCIS 713 and CCIS 714 contains the extended abstracts of the posters presented during the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2017, held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in July 2017. HCII 2017 received a total of 4340 submissions, of which 1228 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 177 papers presented in these two volumes were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Design and evaluation methods, tools and practices; novel interaction techniques and devices; psychophisiological measuring and monitoring; perception, cognition and emotion in HCI; data analysis and data mining in social media and communication; ergonomics and models in work and training support. Part II: Interaction in virtual and augmented reality; learning, games and gamification; health, well-being and comfort; smart environments; mobile interaction; visual design and visualization; social issues and security in HCI.
Author: Casey Fictum
Recently updated for 2017! If you're looking to get into VR design, UX or storytelling, this is your first stop. It's a lean 100+page approach to the roots of a VR experience based on the current technology stack. You'll learn the basics, some advanced tips, and the problems that are still pending in the VR UX community. Top 50 book in Product Design in 2016 Featured on the list of VR UX resources provided by uxofvr.com
Author: Vince Frost
Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it doesn't hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to appreciate the power of the design process as a means for improving his life. 'If my design process brings value to me, perhaps it can bring value to others. Or, more radically, bring others to recognise their own value.' This book will not solve your problems. You have to do that yourself. But this book will inspire you to work better at living better.
Author: Manuel Martinez, Raimar Scherer
Publisher: CRC Press
The task of structuring information on built environment has presented challenges to the research community, software developers and the industry for the last 20 years. Recent work has taken advantage of Web and industry standards such as XML, OWL, IFC and STEP. Another important technology for the fragmented AEC industry is digital communication. Wired or wireless, it brings together architects, engineers and construction site workers, enabling them to exchange information, communicate and work together. Virtual enterprise organization structures, involving mobile teams over distance, are highly compatible with the needs of the construction industry.
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
Author: David H. Jonassen, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This edition of this handbook updates and expands its review of the research, theory, issues and methodology that constitute the field of educational communications and technology. Organized into seven sectors, it profiles and integrates the following elements of this rapidly changing field.
Author: Heikki Kalviainen, Jussi Parkkinen, Arto Kaarna
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis, SCIA 2005, held in Joensuu, Finland in June 2005. The 124 papers presented together with 6 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on image segmentation and understanding, color image processing, applications, theory, medical image processing, image compression, digitalization of cultural heritage, computer vision, machine vision, and pattern recognition.