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Virtual Reality Yoga Trainer: Challenging Computer Science students with disruptive technologies

One of the areas the Digital Research Team (DRT) are actively seeking to have impact is inspiring the next generation of researchers. In addition to recently running a hackathon with students during of digital research week, we have also directly been engaging with students as a part of their undergraduate courses. As a part of …

Creating a virtual bar for a beer tasting experiment

This is a guest blog by Marit Nijman, PhD student in the Sensory Sciences Centre of the School of Biosciences. Do you think you would feel differently about a beer if you have it in a pub as opposed to a plain white room? My PhD research has shown that consumers’ responses to products can …

Corrupt Kitchen VR Dev-Diary 3

Paul Tennent,  Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab Welcome to the next section of the Corrupt Kitchen VR development diary. Today we’re going to talk about the events and aspects of the system beyond the core task of burger making. These fall largely under the separate headings of ‘health and safety’ and ‘corruption’. In general, Corrupt …

When Law and Computer Science Collide: How an interdisciplinary project is letting me do more than I could on my own

Richard Hyde It’s not that I wasn’t interested in using technology in my research; I’m just not sure I had ever seen a way to combine virtual reality with food regulation, my rather specialist research area. So it was with some trepidation that I stepped into a meeting with Stuart Moran and Jan Mayer-Sahling, which …

Corrupt Kitchen VR Dev-Diary 2

The Digital Research Team are working with Computer Science, Law and Politics on developing a VR game about corruption. Dr Paul Tennent describes the on going development below: Welcome to the next section of the Corrupt Kitchen VR development diary. Today we’re going to talk a bit more about realising the game experience. First though …

Developing the Corrupt Kitchen VR

The Digital Research Team are working with Computer Science, Law and Politics on developing a VR game about corruption. Dr Paul Tennent describes some of the development below: Stage 1: Building the Kitchen Environment. The first challenge for creating Corrupt Kitchen VR has been the development of the virtual environment. It would have to be …

The Corrupt Kitchen VR

The Digital Research Team are facilitating a unique digital collaboration between Computer Science, Law and Politics. Dr Paul Tennent outlines the project below: “In an effort to explore attitudes to workplace corruption in a playful manner, researchers at Nottingham University are creating a new virtual reality (VR) experience where players will run a commercial kitchen. …

Digital Engagement (7): Toolkits for Data Analysis

One key thing that researchers across different disciplines have in common is research data. This can take many different forms, is often stored and structured in databases or spreadsheets, which helps researchers to manipulate, visualize and analyse the data in useful ways. Other researchers might be able to make use of the data for their research, …