Open Master Thesis Topic - Pilot study on creativity-enhancing, virtual work environments
Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic, more and more people are working from home. Companies are faced with the challenge of creating a creative working environment in the private sphere as well. As part of a master thesis, a virtual, creativity-enhancing working environment is to be generated and piloted within the XRHUB-Würzburg and the Perceptual Sensor Technology organizational unit at Fraunhofer IVV Freising.
XR Hub at Bits&Pretzels
Together with Bavarian Minister of State Judith Gerlach the XR Hub gave a masterclass called "Dive into XR – use cases and outlook" at Bits&Pretezls 2020.
Bits&Pretzels x XR Hub
The XR Hub is excited to announce that we will give a masterclass called "XR – Key to your Success" at the Bits&Pretzels 2020. Join us on Friday, October 2nd, at 3:40 pm when avatars explain extended reality!
Judith Gerlach visited the HCI and MTS chair
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, visited the HCI and HTS chair on Tuesday, 4th August.
Insights for minister of state Dorothee Bär
A Center for Artificial Intelligence in Data Science (CAIDAS) is being established at the University of Würzburg. Minister of State Dorothee Bär has informed herself about its research.
1st Industrial Think Tank
On the 21st of July representatives of XR affiliated companies met for the 1st Industrial Think Tank organized by the XR Hub Würzburg.
ViLeArn @ Digitaltag Bayern 2020
The project ViLeArn was presented at the Digital Day Bavaria 2020. As part of the XR-Hub slot, the current prototype of project ViLeArn was streamed via Zoom.
XR podcast episode 7 - New Realities
The potential of virtual and augmented reality in schools is great, and this has been scientifically proven. But how do you get teachers to actually use XR? Sebastian Oberdörfer talks about it in the 7th episode of the XR podcast.
Research Highlight: 4D Augmented City Models
This DECH'17 workshop paper explores methods to work with digital image libraries, from the creation of 3D or in extension time-annotated 4D models, to the eventual dissemination of research findings in teaching/learning scenarios. Pedagogical approaches for learning objectives and methods for including Augmented Reality in mobile learning environments are reviewed.
Research Highlight: Impact of Avatar Personalization
This TVCG'18 best journal paper investigates how personalized and individualized avatars affect body ownership, presence, and emotional response. Several significant as well as a number of notable effects were found, most notably that personalized avatars significantly increase body ownership.
Research Highlight: Scalability in Distributed SVR
This TVCG'19 journal paper investigates performance and user experience of Social Virtual Reality (SVR) targeting distributed, embodied, and immersive, face-to-face encounters. As one result, a user study reveals positive effects of an increasing number of co-located social companions on the quality of experience of virtual worlds.
Research Highlight: Creativity in VR
This ICMI'19 *Best Paper Runner Up* article presents a speech and gesture-based interaction paradigm for creative design tasks in VR. The multimodal approach resulted in several advantages, including improved perceived usability, an increased sense of flow and a higher sense of presence.
Think Tank Academic Research XR @ XR Hub Würzburg
On the 7th of February, academic representatives of Bavarian research groups gathered to conduct the first Think Tank Academic Research in XR.
2. Mixed Reality Day
On January 24th, the XR Hub Würzburg and XR Hub Munich Team made an excursion to our colleagues at the FH Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus to visit their second Mixed Reality Day, organized by Prof. Christoph Anthes.
XR in education and training
Virtual reality, extended reality, human-computer interaction in education and training - these are the topics of Prof. Marc Latoschik's lecture on 24.01.2020 at 13:00 in the Aquarium of FOS/BOS Kitzingen.
XR Hub Unterfranken
The Bavarian Ministry of Digital Affairs is creating a competence centers for key technologies in the field of eXtended Reality, called 'XR Hubs', that will network small and medium-sized companies in Bavaria and support them in technology transfer. In addition to a central hub in Munich, 500,000 € per year are invested in regional hubs. The XR Hub Lower Franconia will cooperate with the HCI chair Würzburg.
Judith Gerlach visited HCI
Judith Gerlach, the Bavarian Minister of State for Digital Affairs, visited the chair HCI on Monday, 29th April.
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