The workshop, hosted by Zayed University, explored how immersive media is being used in design education. Participants examined novel applications and considered future applications of immersive media within design using 3D scanning.
Although the use of immersive technologies such as Augmented and Virtual realities have been in use in the professional sector for nearly two decades, the democratization of these technologies has made them more widespread in recent years. One of the innovative uses of VR/AR/XR is that of placing Design Thinking in real and speculative spaces more quickly than ever before.
The workshop was introduced to participants by talking through a presentation discussing how immersive media is being used in design education, examining novel applications, and considering future applications of immersion within design. Participants then had the opportunity to scan real-world objects into 3D using open-source software and cell phones and place them in a 3D virtual space. These objects was placed into a digital volumetric display, where participants played with them and considered applications within design strategies.
About Zayed University - College of Arts and Creative Enterprises
The College of Arts and Creative Enterprises develops graduates who are leaders and innovators in the field of art and design practice who will contribute significantly to the cultural fabric of the UAE. Our intensive and rigorous art, design, new media and exhibition programs are practice based and industry engaged. Our faculty and staff utilize the latest teaching methodologies, underpinned by cutting-edge technology and an innovative learning environment, to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers. Art and design are major contributors to a nation’s creative economy and in the establishment of a global identity, they are a country’s greatest export.
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