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Future applications and interfaces for virtual- and augmented-reality - Project ID SOC0007

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Esteves
    Dr L Muir
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

This project will entail the exploration of novel applications areas for virtual- and augmented-reality (VR, AR). This can include how to produce and consume media in these devices; how to embed these in various domains such as the work place or an art venue; or how can these devices better support immersive and collaborative user experiences. The successful candidate will be expected to prototype various VR/AR systems, and to study these in real use-cases. The exact application area will be for the successful candidate to determine in conversation with the supervisors.

Academic qualifications
A first degree (at least a 2.1) ideally in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Interactive Media with a good fundamental knowledge of computer programming.

English language requirement
IELTS score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s policy are available here

Essential attributes:
• Experience of fundamental computer programming
• Competent in academic writing
• Knowledge of virtual- and/or augmented-reality platforms
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Strong motivation, with evidence of independent research skills relevant to the project
• Good time management

Desirable attributes:
Experience with Unity or C# would be beneficial

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to promoting equality and diversity in our staff and student community

When applying for this position please quote Project ID SOC0007

Funding Notes

This is an unfunded position


Augusto Esteves, David Verweij, Liza Suraiya, Rasel Islam, Youryang Lee, and Ian Oakley. 2017. SmoothMoves: Smooth Pursuits Head Movements for Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 167-178. DOI:

Carl Bishop, Augusto Esteves, and Iain McGregor. 2017. Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2017). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 360-364. DOI:

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