(Virtual Reality - Prototype)
You are a new recruit for an astrophysics research project. Journey to the stellar evolution lab where you can explore stars like never before. Create your own star by selecting starting parameters and observe how stars evolve. Within the learning experience you can test your hypothesis with a range of challenges or zoom in on a selection of stellar objects to view in greater detail.
I have been a major contributor to every component of this project in conjunction with Cyntia Franco, the Educational Designer for the Physics Department at the University of Sydney. The project has been demonstrated at a number of VR related conferences including Sydney Astrofest 2018, University of Sydney Innovation Week, AIP NSW Physics in the Pub and Global Mindsets VR AR XR in Higher Education.
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An analytics platform was developed with a team of 6 university students. We created a website addressing the problem outlined in the VAST 2017 project 2. My primary responsibility was creating an accurate simulation from the data sets, with additional analytical tools. This was programmed and designed in Unity3D and was hosted as a web based build on the website. I also assisted with the management of the general code base and front end web scripting.