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GVU Research Showcase Spring 2022

Featured Projects

Can sensor-instrumented toys be used to monitor health and improve enrichment for sea otters at the Georgia Aquarium? This project looks at the design requirements of computer-driven otter enrichment devices and how we can help otter trainers derive meaningful health insights from the data pulled from such devices.
Impossible Spaces is a technique that uses self-overlapping architecture to incorporate natural walking in virtual environments without the use of any other movement techniques like teleportation or portals. I am showcasing some design interventions that when applied to self overlapping architecture enhance the believability of the space and might even lower the threshold of detection of the architectural manipulation. These design techniques can then be used by VR narrative developers to futher enhance the believability of their VR narratives.
Twitch Plays Improv is an experiment in participatory narrative creation that utilizes the live streaming video platform Twitch.tv as an arena for broadcasting improvisational theatre games. Drawing on the structures and implications of the "Twitch Plays Pokemon"phenomenon, Twitch Plays Improv digitizes the performative and participatory conventions of improv, allowing actors and audience members to collaboratively develop dynamic scenes and stories.


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App Lab

App Lab

Built for Success

A mobile computing "hackerspace."
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Location: TSRB 333

GVU Prototyping Lab

GVU Prototyping Lab

From Concept to Creation

A rapid prototyping "makerspace."
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Location: TSRB Basement

GVU Craft Lab

GVU Craft Lab

Making for All

A soft-goods "makerspace."
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Location: TSRB 225B

Usability Lab

Usability Lab

Testing Methods and Technology

An adaptable project testing space.
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Location: TSRB 216