Progress was steady this week as we were mainly prepared for our quarters presentation on wednesday.
It went well!
We wanted to make two things clear that I’m hoping got across to the faculty. First was what we meant by “collaborative VR.” What we ARE NOT looking for is an experience where every student is pressing the same button or hitting the same ball at the same time. On the contrary, what we ARE looking for is a sense of shared presence, meaning that you can see your friends in the same environment as you and explore together. Second, we wanted to explain that the goal of our project was not just build this VR experience, but be able to successfully deploy it in school as well as per the user experience flow shown below.
I think the feedback was positive, and we are in an overall good place, but we were given two very big points to think about.
Speaking of, we have some small demos. Rajeev and Sharan have implemented the basic UI and experience programming, making our virtual field trip entirely playable by both the students and teachers (once we have all the assets and educational material). Nicky has been working insanely hard to get our lake area done, and it’s close to being finished. This is the environment we plan on showing to the students on thursday.
Until next time!