Experience with Virtual Reality

By Danielle Schipani

Virtual reality is a technology that seems to be going mainstream. Our Professor gave us the chance to try out this new technology first hand. We were able to better understand the benefits of virtual reality while also exposing ourselves to new ways of thinking and new experiences.

IMG_4211At first many students were skeptical to try while others were excited to experience a new world. I know personally the technology was foreign to me, making me skeptical to try. After watching others enjoy life in a virtual world I gave it a try and was amazed. It was also intriguing to watch my peers experience a new world while also being immersed in the real world. One student even said that when she removed her virtual reality glasses she felt somewhat sadden by the fact that our world was not as fun or vibrate as the world she had just been in.

By participating in this exercise we were able think deeper into possible solutions to making the campus library more functional. From this sparked our potential idea to work on a virtual tour for the library in order to make people more familiar with the various benefits it includes while immersing students in a space they may be unfamiliar with. Being exposed to new forms of technology allows for new paths of thinking to emerge.

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The Teams, The Breakdown

By Danielle Schipani

The class worked together as a team. The team was broken up into five different sub-teams. These sub-teams have worked together throughout the semester to reach a common goal. We have come together and had a meeting each class period and discussed our findings, our group needs from other groups, and our individual group goals. In this way we were able to be individually productive while also being productive as a team. IMG_20170125_205628

Ideas Ideas Ideas: The Results of Research

By Danielle Schipani

As part of the research component to this class we came together as a group and collected our findings. As a class, we all independently broke off and conducted interviews with various relevant stakeholders on campus. After leading various in depth interviews we came together and lead a research findings exercise. We all had a pack of sticky notes and collected our findings all over the classroom in order to visualize the details of our findings. In this way we were able to both discuss our research as a group while also discovering patterns within our interview responses. In the end, this exercise eventually lead us to what would be our main research focus areas. IMG_20170201_191124