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Virtual Reality UX Design Course
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Virtual Reality UX Design Course

What is the course about?

Virtual Reality, one of the hottest technology of the decade is now being projected as a core offering by giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook etc. What started as a kick starter campaign has stepped into mainstream enterprise applications and will get to consumers in this decade. According to the statistics the worldwide user base for AR and VR will reach 443 million by 2021. This means that UX designers have a greater role to play and should be equipped with right knowledge on how to create amazing VR experiences. 3D interaction design calls for a completely new way of thinking about UX design.

This 12-week course will enable you to get a thorough understanding of Virtual Reality technology and Design paradigms. The course is aimed at providing knowledge and hands on experience to get you seamlessly into industry requirements for the next decade. By the end of the course you'll be equipped with tools and knowledge to design and create Virtual Reality experiences.

The course is tailor made to suit the current design processes and demands of the new medium. Instead of just focusing on developing VR experiences, the course takes you through a full stack UX process starting from User Research till Prototype and user testing all for the new medium. The course will present real life use cases of Virtual Reality and learning from them will be given in an easy to digest format. During the course, you'll work on a project which will be end to end with tangible deliverables.

What will you learn?

  • Immersive Media (VR, AR, MR, XR) Industry landscape
  • Processes and Frameworks for creating immersive VR experiences
  • Fundamentals of 3D Interaction and Spatial Design
  • Tools for creating VR wire frames and prototypes
  • Hands on designing webVR / Mobile based VR experiences
  • Lighting, Color, Spatial Audio and Typography
  • Conducting user research
  • Creating user personas and scenarios
  • Heuristics evaluation of VR experience
  • Planning a VR project
  • Tips and tricks of creating and showcasing a VR portfolio

Who is this course for?

With it's unique format the course is aimed at those looking to learn the process, tools, techniques of creating immersive VR experiences well embedded in Design process. This course is designers, developers, product and brand managers who want to up skill their design knowledge for Virtual Reality.

This course is well suited for :

  • UX, UI designers keen on learning how to create immersive 3D content
  • Product managers interested in, or working with, the development of AR/VR products
  • Unity developers and 3D developers who want to to create user-focused experiences
  • Brand managers and Marketers interested in taking advantage of AR/VR technology in their marketing strategy
  • Design Enthusiasts

Who is going to train you?

Trainers are graduates and postgraduates in design from NID and IIT with extensive experience in the Immersive Media Industry. They have worked in a variety of domains such as Augmented reality, Physical Computing, Virtual reality.

Are there pre-requisites and who qualifies for the course?

There are no pre-requisites for the course. However, we expect you to have an understanding of using laptop and have experience creating digital content earlier. This will ease the learning time for you. Since, we are taking limited number of participants for this batch, it will be on first come first serve basis.

What Tools will be taught in the course?

The course will focus on the process of designing VR experiences from ideation to developer hand off. For this, tools like VR UX paper templates (paper sketch sheets designed by Designerrs specifically for VR), BrioVR will be taught. Introduction to Adobe XD and Unity will be given during the course.

How is this course different than UX /UI course?

Virtual Reality is altogether a new medium giving you access to a canvas that spans 360 degree around the user. Optimal usage of this entire space to give user a true feeling of immersion, wherein he feels part of the new space and do not get intimidate by the expanse is the true difference. Traditional UI deals with 2d flat screen, wherein all the interactions are limited in 2 dimension, whereas in VR user is interacting in 3d space, giving them the magical powers.

Which VR headset will be used during the course?

The course focusses on taking the participants through the entire VR design process from ideation to developer hand off. For this mobile VR and/or Oculus GO will be used in the course. Oculus GO headset will be provided as and when required during the course and to be shared among participants.

What is the avg package after you complete the course?

Packages anything from 8lpa to 35lpa are offered by companies.

What are the placement opportunities?

Your portfolio will be circulated to all of our clients. You should be able to get atleast 3 interview calls. With a good portfolio, cracking an interview is easy.

 

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Lessons

  1. VR Storyboarding

    Create task flows and align them with users mental model, which make it easy for users to achieve their final goal.
  2. VR wireframing

    Learn how to create wireframes which is the skeleton of your application. Here is when you see all the hard work done in a more tangible way.
  3. Participants will work on refining their wireframes applying visual design principles learnt in earlier session.
  4. Refining your Prototype

    Participants will work on refining their prototypes with guidance from mentors and industry experts.
  5. Usability Testing

    Learn to create interactive prototypes which simulates the final product to test it’s functionalities and do the usability testing of your product
  6. Get expert guidance in creating an eye-catching portfolio to showcase your work and how to present it effectively