The purpose of this project is to validate the following research question – “Would testing UI prototypes in a simulated virtual reality environment provide a better experience to testing in a usability lab setting? ‘Better experience’ is defined as the system having better usability, lower cognitive workload and higher user satisfaction.”. I want to explore how VR could be used as a platform to test mobile and desktop UI prototypes in a way that adds virtual environments during usability testing, and to see if users respond better than not having any environmental cues.
Cultural taboos and inflexible social norms make it challenging to teach and communicate about menstrual health education in India. We present an investigation of current approaches used to educate adolescents about menstruation, examining the perspectives of parents, teachers, social workers, and health professionals for identifying design opportunities and potential for impact. There is also a palpable difference in attitudes regarding who must be taught, how, where, and when. We articulate factors that could shape access and receptivity to this knowledge.
Magic Window supports immersive augmented video experiences allowing viewers to change perspective, as if they are looking through a real window. A rich set of collaborative interactions with live and pre-recorded media content as well as connected devices are possible through gesture-based controls.
This talk presents an ongoing social media and narrative project that creates and experiences a wide range of interactive and collaborative stories.
Campus Research Open Meetings Think Tank
GVU Center Brown Bag: Kurtis Heimerl — Reclaiming the Internet: A Journey to Community-Held Cellular Infrastructure
This talk will discuss ongoing attempts to leverage advances in wide area technology.
GT Computing, Feb 19, 2021
The Washington Post, Feb 17, 2021
WIRED, Feb 17, 2021
GVU Resource Labs
Built for Success
A mobile computing "hackerspace."
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Location: TSRB 333
GVU Prototyping Lab
From Concept to Creation
A rapid prototyping "makerspace."
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Location: TSRB Basement
Testing Methods and Technology
An adaptable project testing space.
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Location: TSRB 216