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VR Content Presentation

Each student has to give a slide presentation on a VR app for smartphones that runs in a VR viewer in 3D with head tracking.

There are two components to the presentation:

1) Scheduling: You need to enter your name into the wiki page on TritonEd, for the date you want to do your presentation on by Monday, April 8th, 11:59pm. You can add or change title and URL at any time after this deadline. You can also change the date later on, as long as time slots are available. There are 3 time slots for each listed date. (1 point)

2) Presentation: On the day of your presentation you need to email your slides, or the URL to them to the instructor. Your slides need to include a video that you created yourself and which shows the app running in VR mode. The video needs to be about 1 minute long, and you should either talk over it while you record it or talk over it while you show it in class.

Your presentation should be about 5 minutes long.

You are allowed to bring a notes sheet and use it during the presentation.

If you don't have a phone to run the VR app on, please contact the instructor.

Merge VR viewers can be borrowed at no charge from the Media Teaching Lab for the duration of the quarter.


Your presentation counts as 5% of your grade for the class.

The score of your presentation consists of the following components:

  • Timely scheduling of presentation date on wiki: 1 point
  • Slide presentation: 1 point
  • Self-made screen-recorded video of a walk-through of the app: 2 points
  • Your ability to answer questions about the app after the presentation (Q&A): 1 point

Suggestions For Things to Address in the Presentation

  • What does the app do?
  • Why did you choose it?
  • Who made the app?
  • Why was it made? What is its purpose?
  • What platforms does it run on? (e.g., Android, Iphone)
  • What viewers does it support? (e.g., Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go)
  • What do you like about the app?
  • What don't you like about the app?
  • What could the programmer(s) have done better?

Helpful Tips

  • App needs to be able to run in Google Cardboard mode or similar, i.e., render separately for each eye in 3D, so that it can be viewed with a VR viewer. Apps that only run in full screen hand-held mode DO NOT qualify.
  • App needs to support head tracking so that the viewer can see the scene around them by turning their head.
  • You can find VR apps in the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store by searching for keywords such as VR, AR, virtual reality, augmented reality, Google Cardboard, etc.
  • On Iphones screen recording should be very easy.
  • You can find screen recorders for Android by searching the web or your app store for key words such as "android apps for screen recording". Use one that does not require rooting your phone, and you don't need to pay for it - there should be free options but they may come with watermarks (which is acceptable).
    • Newer Samsung Galaxy phones with the Game Tools feature have a built-in screen recording mode that is disabled by default. Find out here how to enable and use it.
    • The Mobizen Screen Recorder app should work on every Android phone. The free version comes with a watermark.