Study level

Master of Philosophy

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Faculty/School

Science and Engineering Faculty

School of Computer Science

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Ross Brown
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr David Conroy
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Dr Selen Turkay
Position
Lecturer in Computer Human Interaction
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Avatar representation is found to be crucial for user engagement in various types of applications and user identifications with avatars.

This project aims to design and develop an environment where users can customize their avatars by looking at a virtual mirror. In this project, where users will be trained in diversity awareness, it is crucial for them to feel like the character who is in the scenario. The outcome of the project will be used in experiments to test the effectiveness of customisation and hand interface on the virtual body illusion.

This project is a collaboration with Equal Reality, a company that designs and develops scenarios for diversity training.

Research activities

During this research project, you can expect to be involved in:

  • literature review
  • developing a prototype
  • iterative testing.

Outcomes

Upon completing the research, we expect to have:

  • a literature overview
  • a prototype virtual reality environment
  • preliminary usability testing of the environment.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this project, you should have expertise in Unity development and game design.

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Contact

Contact Dr Selen Turkay for more information.