Winner 2017

Manchester Metropolitan University with Benjamin Sinclair

Manchester Metropolitan University with Benjamin Sinclair  Manchester Metropolitan University with Benjamin Sinclair

The judges said

Benjamin has developed an innovative and practical application of VR that has built a foundation for future projects.

Entrant's description

The project uses cutting edge technology in the form of consumer virtual reality headsets to assist in the teaching of nursing students. Working with the faculty of nursing has enabled me to create a virtual version of their simulation lab, which will encourage the students to discover and interact with the space and objects inside it before they enter the physical room. The project also explores the usability and immersiveness of VR applications to hopefully find a balance that allows for intuitive controls and makes users feel present in the virtual world.

Shortlist 2017

  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Craig Harley
  • University of Central Lancashire with David Warrington
  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Benjamin Sinclair

Criteria

An entry must be a digital artefact - such as a website, software application or animation. Submissions should demonstrate creativity or technical ingenuity in the design or creation of the artefact.

Entries are welcomed from any further or higher educational institution in the North of England.

No more than one entry for any one course will be accepted.

Each entry can be the work of a single student chosen by the institution from individual entries by different students, or it can be a collaborative work involving a number of students.

The work should have been completed by students while studying at the institution as part of their course work at some time between April 2016 and March 2017. Work undertaken while on placement or as part of work experience should be entered in the Little Chip Placement/Apprentice Award.


Winner 2016

University of Central Lancashire with Jason Dumont, Ant Harrold, Rebecca Marginson

University of Central Lancashire with Jason Dumont, Ant Harrold, Rebecca Marginson University of Central Lancashire with Jason Dumont, Ant Harrold, Rebecca Marginson

The judges said

A very current application and lots of people are trying this - but this student work stands out. Well thought through and executed.

Entrant's description

R8way is a revolutionary movie rating system encompassing the whole movie experience. Moviegoers rate seven individual aspects of a movie, from the performances to the sound track. With over 800,000 possible rating combinations R8way offers far more insight into a movies qualities than star rating systems or long-winded reviews. Data from R8way moviegoers is kept relevant and fresh by restricting reviewers to movies released within the previous 365 days. Making a review is quick, easy and fun to do. Fresh graphics present combined movie data and simple filtering is provided so that users can search for their ideal movie.

Shortlist 2016

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Languages, Information and Communications with Matthew Windle, Evangeline Teall, Michelle Rabaya, Faiz Qazi, Anique Husson, Michael Delooze and Jason Chibanda
  • University of Central Lancashire with Jason Dumont, Ant Harrold, Rebecca Marginson

Criteria

An entry must be a digital artefact - such as a website, software application or animation. Submissions should demonstrate creativity or technical ingenuity in the design or creation of the artefact.

Entries are welcomed from any further or higher educational institution in the North of England.

No more than one entry for any one course will be accepted.

Each entry can be the work of a single student chosen by the institution from individual entries by different students, or it can be a collaborative work involving a number of students.

The work should have been completed by students while studying at the institution as part of their course work at some time between April 2015 and March 2016. Work undertaken while on placement or as part of work experience should be entered in the Little Chip Placement/Apprentice Award.


Winner 2015

Manchester Metropolitian University with Chris Chippindale, Richard Evans and Katrina McLaughlin

Manchester Metropolitian University Manchester Metropolitian University

The judges said

The phrase “surprise and delight” is often overused, but this was exactly the judges reaction at this wonderful project from Chris, Richard and Katrina from MMU.

Entrant's description

"In this art exhibit a visitor sits in front of the installation to find that beautifully animated butterflies are projected onto their face. The work combines specially written facial recognition software with X-box hardware, animation and projection mapping techniques to create something that is captivating in the way it looks and notable for the way it uses technology. The artwork looks at themes of masked identities and draws a parallel with the way our own digital identities are represented online and through social media. "

Shortlist

  • Manchester Metropolitan University with Parham Majdabadi
  • Manchester Metropolitian University with Chris Chippindale, Richard Evans and Katrina McLaughlin
  • The University of Huddersfield with Rachel J Milner

Criteria

An entry must be a digital artefact - such as a website, software application or animation. Submissions should demonstrate creativity or technical ingenuity in the design or creation of the artefact.

Entries are welcomed from any further or higher educational institution in the North of England. No more than one entry for any one course will be accepted. Each entry can be the work of a single student chosen by the institution from individual entries by different students, or it can be a collaborative work involving a number of students. The work should have been completed by students while studying at the institution as part of their course work at some time between April 2014 and March 2015.

Work undertaken while on placement or as part of work experience should be entered in the Little Chip Placement/Apprentice Award.


2014 and before

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