How can 360* video become more engaging to audiences through the use of nonconventional or alternative controller devices?
During the 19-20 academic year, I created an independent research project for myself to explore the artistic, technical, and user experience aspects of this question. A few highlights: I received the Savit Scholarship award for a from my university's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for submitting an outstanding original proposal, I attended the '19 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, and I built a prototype of a programmable vibrating headband to accompany 360 video pieces as an attention guiding tool.
My longer reflections on the project can be read here, and the archive of work I completed during the course of the project can be found here!
This project was funded by a Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant for the 2019-2020 academic year and additionally received the Savit Scholarship from the same program as an outstanding interdisciplinary proposal. UROP makes it possible for undergraduate students from all colleges at CU Boulder to lead independent research projects. The generous support of UROP, the Savit family, and the ATLAS Institute THING Lab is highly appreciated.