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VR Application Presentation

Each student needs to give a slide presentation with a video on a VR or AR app for smartphones with VR headsets, or any other VR system (including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, etc.). You need to own the VR headset the app requires so that you can try it out yourself.

There are two components to the presentation:

1) Scheduling: You need to enter your name into the scheduling table on Canvas under "Pages", for the date you want to do your presentation on. The deadline for scheduling is Monday, April 13th at 11:59pm. You can enter or change your app and its URL at any time after this deadline. You can also change the date later on, as long as time slots are available. There can be at most 3 presentations on any given date.

2) Presentation: On the day of your presentation you need to give your presentation via Zoom during the lecture. By that time you also need to have filled in your app's name and URL, as well as the URL for your presentation (if it's on-line such as through Google Slides). If your presentation is an off-line file, enter the URL for your video here (videos are often choppy when viewed through Zoom).

Your presentation should take 5-8 minutes to present, plus a few of minutes of Q&A.


Your presentation counts as 10% of your grade for the class.

The score of your presentation consists of the following components:

  • Timely scheduling of presentation date on Canvas: 5%
  • Preparedness for the presentation: 20%
  • Slides: 40%
  • Self-made screen-recorded video of a walk-through of the app (about 1 minute long): 20%
  • Your ability to answer questions about the app after the presentation (Q&A): 15%

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 do you like about the app?
  • What don't you like about the app?
  • What could the app developers have done better?

Helpful Tips

  • The app needs to support head orientation changes, i.e., 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 any Android phone.
    • The video can have its own audio track, and/or you can choose to talk over it during the presentation.