The SMARTlab – IDRC PhD Seminar
The SMARTlab-IDRC PhD seminar is on!
This semester includes a session on IEEE Virtual Systems and Multimedia (link) and also 2 free Facebook certified digital skills training sessions in AI and Innovation. Please sign up to attend.
Intensive One Week Introduction and Hands-on Training Leading to a SMARTlab Certificate in XR Level 1 with an additional
Open session for the community on Thursday 28TH February, 7-8pm
Led by Globally Renowned XR Trainer Zi Siang See and Multimedia Expert Haireena Ooi, in residence from SMARTlab Australia (@the University of Newcastle)
25th Feb to 1st March 2019
Location: SMARTlab Skelligs c/o Cahirsiveen Library, Main Street, Cahirsiveen Times: 10am-5pm daily.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Introduction
Theory, history, application, use cases and demonstration
AR Basics with Layar
Basic XR Tools
Virtual Reality 360 workflow
Unity: Basic level design
AR Visual Programming (Intermediate)
Combining multiple platforms for mobile AR (Unity, Vuforia, Android-studio)
Prototyping and development
Applications: Virtual Reality Visual Programming (Intermediate)
Combining multiple platforms for room-scale VR (Unity, SteamVR-based device)
Prototyping and development
Advanced Demonstration: XR – Demo Unity of Lighting, Terrain, Custom UX with Hands VR
Participants showcasing their projects, review, discussion on future projects
Background: Upon completion of this training, the student should be able to:
1) Gain a working knowledge of fundamental AR and VR methods and techniques.
2) Be able to demonstrate knowledge of AR and VR methods by explaining certain features or aspects of the creation process.
3) Describe how the techniques would be applied to particular problems and use cases.
4) Develop competency in the visual programming of AR and VR.
5) Gain practical experience through the assignments to understand what is involved in designing and implementing a functional AR and VR system.
A Certificate of completion will be issued by SMARTlab for those who participate in the full week and produce a design concept for a prototype.vrtrainingbrochure-1
Professor Lizbeth Goodman will be moderating the HCI track at Hopper Local / Dublin at Microsoft Ireland.
Speakers will be:
Grace Hughes, Senior Content Designer for Fjord at The Dock, Accenture’s R&D hub.
Genevieve Smith-Nunes, Lecturer in computing education & digital media at University of Roehampton.
Kathryn Parkes, Design Researcher and UX Designer currently working with Cisco.
Hopper Local / Dublin February 27, 2019 · 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Hopper Local / Dublin is a one-day locally organized conference modeled after our Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). This immersive event brings together women technologists at all levels – along with leading companies from industry, academia, and research – to build relationships, learn, and advance their careers. Hopper Local / Dublin is the inaugural event and will launch an AnitaB.org Local Community in Ireland.
General Registration – 199.00 EUR / all-day event
This month’s IDRC seminar is shared with Engineers Without Borders: see poster below.
The event takes place in Dublin this Thursday (31/01/19) evening from 18:30-19:30, at Engineers Ireland HQ, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4.
Tickets are free and available from the link below.
In order to share the excitement of the MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, we created a VR meetup which happened on
Winners of Hackathon Categories,
Alessandro Dini , Chief Marketing Officer,
Wayray Jesse McCulloch, Program Manager, Microsoft Mixed Reality,
Dario Laverde, Senior Developer Evangelist, HTC
Lizbeth Goodman, Chair of Creative Technology Innovation, UCD
RAJ TIWARI, Worldwide Co-Chair, Future Direction’s Digital Reality Committee, IEEE
Scott W. Greenwald, Research Scientist at MIT Materials Research Laboratory
Mark Metry, Host of World’s Top 100 Podcast 🎧 Humans 2.0
Michael Barngrover, VR First Regional Enabler
Enablers of Tomorrow 2. Virtual Meetup – XR Innovation Landscape
22 November – UNICEF hosts keynote on Inclusive Design for Education by Professor Lizbeth Goodman in Serbia at the
two-day conference “Inclusive Education – a Way Forward in Serbia”:
Professor Lizbeth Goodman chaired the Inclusion panel at the Grace Hopper conference in Houston, with speakers Dr Rouyi Zhou (Director of Accessibility IBM), Dr Sara Basson (Accessibility Evangelist Google), Dr Jutta Treviranus (Director IDRC, Canada & recent SMARTlab PhD graduate), and Dr Cathy Bodine (Director Assistive Tech Partnerships, University of Denver). Their panel was cited in the top three of the 20,000 person event celebrating women’s leadership in Technology!
Inclusive VR/AR Training Tools and Methods co-chaired by Prof Lizbeth Goodman and Prof Jacki Morie
Papers and practical presentations of new tools including MOOCS, AR apps et al are invited. Each submission should identify the user group it serves, with a note of any sensory, physical, cognitive or learning issues to be addressed.
This special session will focus on emerging Brain & Affective computer interfaces for AR/VR and Immersive environments and applications within the scope of Games and Interactive media technologies.
submit here: https://edas.info/
- Wearables & Tactile Interfaces, co-chaired by Prof Lizbeth Goodman & Dr Camille Baker
- This special session solicits research contributions focussed on exploring the uses of textiles, smart materials, and wearables to enhance haptic or tactile memory triggers and the application of these sensing & interface technologies in the context of games and interactive media systems.