Course Projects

Here are our latest projects. You can find more detail about these projects in site postings here. For past projects, please see the links below.

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#digitalfamilyhistories

Today's electronic health records are primarily designed for healthcare providers. Yet family health histories are best created by patients, who may come from any demographic. How can digital histories remain effective for such diversity? In this project, you will research existing family history solutions, generate many possible improvements, choose a few of these to work on, then prototype and evaluate them.
Requirements: Team members will have to make several trips to Optum Health's offices at North Hills in Raleigh.
Team 1: Deshpande, Dodiya, Arya, Joshi, Raza, Vaideswaran
Team 2: Anumula, Luhana, Mukhtar, Nargunde, Saini, Younce

#arboardgaming

As some early prototypes make clear, augmented and virtual reality have intriguing potential for board gaming. In this project, you will research previous applications of AR/VR to board gaming, generate an array of possible applications demonstrating how AR/VR might fundamentally improve gaming, choose a few of these to work on, then prototype and evaluate them.
Team: Luo, Noghabaei, Riahi, Save, Tirumala, Verma
Requirements: Team members will have to make a few trips to NVIDIA in RTP.

#peripheraldisplay

Most visual interfaces are designed for the center of our visual field, where we can see the most visual detail. But large screen and AR/VR technology also display to the periphery of our visual field. How could we make effective use of such peripheral display? In this project, you will research previous peripheral displays, ideate possible applications and solutions for them, pick a few of these to work on, then prototype and evaluate them.
Team: Akotiya, Bekkem, Dutta, Pearson, Poudwal, Sharma
Requirements: Team members will have to make a few trips to NVIDIA in RTP.

#augmenteddashboards

In the future, vehicles will make use of augmented reality to adapt to their current use, and user. Caterpillar's vehicles are no exception. In this project, you will research emerging uses of novel displays in vehicles and elsewhere, and generate as many applications of augmented reality to Cat's dashboards as possible. Next, you will choose a few of these applications to pursue, then prototype and evaluate them.
Team: Alwan, Amin, Imtiaz, Kanmanth, Upadhyay, Varanasi
Resources: AR dashboard videos
Requirements: Team members must sign non-disclosure agreements, and make a few trips to Caterpillar in Clayton.

#transparentbuckets

Few appreciate that AR can not only augment (add to) the world, but also decrement (subtract from) it. One ongoing challenge with construction vehicles is visibility of the work area, as buckets, blades and brooms move through it. In this project, you will research digging and decremented reality (DR) applications, and brainstorm as many applications of DR to digging as possible. You will then choose a few of these to study, then prototype and evaluate them.
Team: Gupta, Madhusudan, Mathews, Patel, Sethi, Sun
Requirements: Team members must sign non-disclosure agreements, and make a few trips to Caterpillar in Clayton.

#afterbasketballgame

99.97% of high school basketball players never make it to the NBA. What do their lives look like, and how does the sport help them succeed after basketball? In this project, you will begin building a companion computer game for a developing movie about these themes. You will research the themes and related games, and generate ideas for new games. You will next choose the few you will pursue, then prototype and evaluate them.
Team: Bhandari, Kumar, Reza, Shinde, Shukla, Tiffany-Davis
Resources: videos: 1, 2; cnn story, ncaa odds, ncaa stories

#augmentedfashion

The upcoming Art2Wear event at the end of the semester is seeking to upgrade its technology. In this more applied project, you will work with design faculty and students to research and brainstorm a wide range of augmented reality additions to the event. You will then choose the few you will pursue, then prototype and evaluate them in practice.
Team: Agrawal, Dorwat, Gurav, Sanya, Nagdeve, Patial
Requirements: Team members must be able to attend weekly meetings with design collaborators on Monday or Wednesday afternoon.