VR-Lab activities, Spring 2017

  • Kids at Sorasteigen barnhagen experiencing VR environment.

    Kids at Sorasteigen barnhagen experiencing VR environment.

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    Sorasteigen barnhagen

Through spring 2017, VR-Lab team members has been actively working on testing new technologies, participating in conferences, seminars and outreach events. One interesting area that we started working with is VR as educational tool for schools. A new VR system has been made ready for experimentations and tastings for classrooms.

VR-Lab activities, Spring 2017

January 2017:

-          New VR app for communication section at NMBU. VR-Lab provided NMBU communication section with a VR mobile application that enable VR-site visits to the new campus construction site. The app enable engineers, decision makers, stakeholders and planners to visit and experience the activities at a construction site without leaving the meeting room. 

360 Panorama for NMBU campus construction site

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Ramzi Hassan

-          Innovative teaching seminar. “Inspirerende møte i Råd for samarbeid med arbeidslivet på @uninmbu i dag! Vi har utfordret hverandre på fremtidens utdanning og kompetansebehov, fått innblikk i spennende undervisningsformer fra noen av våre mest innovative lærere og studenter, lekt med roboter og prøvd VR-briller. Takk for en strålende dag til alle som bidro.” By NMBU rector Mari Sundli Tveit.

Mari Sundli Tveit testing VR glasses

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Ramzi Hassan

February 2017:

Ana Moural

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Ana Moural
-          Start of PhD Ana Moural.  The PhD study will investigate the contribution of the latest developments in Virtual Reality, more specifically mobile VR, as a tool to involve the community in the design process by promoting and improving the communication between designers and users during the early stages. 

-          Perception of safety in urban parks. Experimentations on groups with different VR-technology settings for understanding How does vegetation designs heights -in a urban parks affect perception of safety. Study with Katinka Evensen and Helena Nordh. 

VR experimentation with perception of safety in urban parks.

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Ramzi Hassan

March 2017:

-          Visualization seminar at VitenParken. 3D visualizations is central focal point in many projects that include community groups. 3D visualizations can facilitate communications of future scenarios through a universal language. 

Visualization seminar at VitenParken

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Ana Moural

-          Tourism conference at BZU. The paper presented at the conference outline efforts made to introduce VR to Palestine. The study identify the potentials for using VR technology and argue that VR provides a variety of promising applications including tourism, planning, heritage and education. 

Tourism conference at Birzeit University.

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Ramzi Hassan

-          Sweco and BanNOR at VR-lab. 30 BaneNOR employees were taken on a ten-kilometer-long survey without leaving their chairs for the Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad project. link to the article from here   

Sweco and BanNOR at VR-lab.

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Sweco

April 2017:

Aricle at Forskning.no : Virtual Reality can help facilitate more informed discussions between stakeholders in urban planning projects and lead to more transparency – resulting in better and fairer processes, says researcher. Link to the article from here.

Ramzi Hassan ble med til Ski sentrum og tok med sine VR-briller. – Med disse kan vi oppdage verden på en helt ny måte og besøke steder, bygninger og hendelser som er utilgjengelige for oss i den virkelige verden sier han.

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Håkon Sparre

May 2017:

-          Smart heritage conference at AUJ. The paper argues about the need for a digital platform that will act as a medium for the preservation, documentation, interpretation and intervention, assisting in research, education, tourism and an increase in public awareness regarding the significant value for heritage sites and historically important landscapes. Conventional methods of documentation and presentation of cultural heritage sites such as photographs, physical models, text materials and drawings, among others, create an incomplete image of the settings of cultural heritage sites. This makes it necessary to introduce new methods and techniques for documentation. Latest developments in Virtual Reality (VR) and Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are providing new possibilities for documentation, preservation and presentation. It make it easier for managers, educators, researchers and the general public to observe and understand the complications of historical site interactively and dynamically and provide a comprehensive historic experience of them. 

Smart heritage conference at AUJ

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Ramzi Hassan

June 2017:

-          Learning festival at NMBU. Presenting examples of how VR technology are been used in different projects as a learning tool. 

Learning festival at NMBU.

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Ramzi Hassan
Published 9. June 2017 - 11:27 - Updated 9. June 2017 - 11:36