Experimenting in virtual reality

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, the AUAS summer school 2020 has been cancelled. We hope to offer this course in 2021. Check amsterdamuas.com/summerschool or subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date.


During this summer course you will design and implement a VR/AR experiment where you will try to answer a question on the usability, applicability or effectiveness of VR/AR in your self-built VR or AR environment.

Examples of questions:

If you want to control a vehicle in VR, would it be beneficial to use a (mock-up of a) steering wheel as an input device or to use a generic “wand-like” controller such as those that come with commercial VR systems?

If you want to collaborate in a multi-player VR experience, is it more important that the players can hear each other or that they can see each other?

By the end of this course you will have learned what Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are, how they can be implemented and how to build a 3D environment. You will also be able to set up and conduct an experiment, analyse the outcomes, interpret and present the results.

Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
6 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits 3.0 ECTS
Program fee 875 EUR
Accommodation fee 420 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
DormsThere is a discount of €50 for early bird (apply before 1 April) and for students coming from a partner university or students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Housing costs are €420 for a double room and €465 for a single room. Apply before 1 May 2020 to be guaranteed of housing.
Application deadline 1 May 2020
Entry requirements:
This course is interesting for those with programming experience and who want to dive into the world of virtual, augmented or mixed reality. You will get hands-on experience and will participate in an applied research project.

A good command of the English language at the intermediate level is required.
Contact information:
The applications for this program are closed.
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