2018 Award

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. Each entry can be the work of a single student 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 2017 and March 2018. Work undertaken while on placement or as part of work experience should be entered in the Little Chip Placement/Apprentice Award.

This award has now closed for submissions.


2017 Award

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

  • 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.

 

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