International XR Workshop

International XR Workshop

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18-21 Feb 2020 18 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020


xrws Staff and students from the HCI Group and Computational Media Innovation Centre (CMIC) at Victoria University of Wellington, Empathic Computing Lab at University of Auckland, and HITLabNZ at University of Canterbury are organizing the International XR Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand from 18-21 February 2020 at NEC House, Level 3, 40 Taranaki St, Wellington, New Zealand.

The XR Workshop will combine taught lectures with hands-on project work with XR technology and HMDs (e.g. HTC Vive, Occulus Rift/Quest, Magic Leap, Hololens) and a variety of physiological sensors and input devices. Attendees will work in small groups to each complete an example project by the end of the week. This is a unique opportunity to learn how to develop XR applications from world-leading experts in the field.

The XR workshop Theme for 2020 is: Designing XR Applications for Entertainment and Games.

International XR Workshop Official Web

What will you learn?

  • An introduction to Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality and XR technology
  • How to design good XR experiences
  • How to use the Unity game engine
  • How to program for different XR HMDs using Unity
  • Evaluation of XR experiences
  • XR research directions

Registration (Deadline:  31 January 2020)



  • Free for students. There is some funding available for travel and accommodation for students.
  • $300 NZD for non-students