Talkdrop: Social AR Experience

My senior thesis project at Drexel University focused on creating an installation and companion AR app that encouraged students from my school to connect using voice messages exclusive to our college’s main lobby. It was a collaboration with five students from the interactive digital media program and spanned our entire senior year. As the team’s […]

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Drexel 2019 Commencement Speech

I was asked to speak at Drexel’s 2019 graduation and was honored by the opportunity to be valedictorian representing the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s graduating class. I prepared a speech encompassing my journey to becoming an XR designer and highlighted one of my core beliefs: Move forward believing in yourselves, trusting yourselves […]

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CO2 Black: AR Visualization of Philly CO2

For a 6-month interactive digital media workshop class at Drexel University, I gathered a team of peers interested in immersive technology and lead us to create an augmented reality app raising awareness of CO2 emissions in Philadelphia. Prior to this project, I was the only team member that had used Unity or done AR development, […]

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SpeechBubbles: Spatialize Audio with AR

During the second annual Reality Virtually Hackathon at MIT’s Media Lab, the Drexel VR club decided to divide our talent and work with new teams to expand our network. My effort went towards an idea that I thought would be particularly beneficial to work on at a hackathon. I was struggling to fully work through a […]

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Window Shopping: AR Retail Shopping Experiment

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brendan Luu (@bluuyo) on Mar 22, 2018 at 8:32pm PDT In a collaboration with Drexel University’s fashion design department, I teamed up with Philadelphia based fashion designer, Nigel Richards, to experiment with how augmented reality could enhance online shopping experiences. My goal ended up being to create […]

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Synced Sculpture Viewer for Art History Class

After being frustrated by learning about sculptures from PowerPoint slides, I created a 3D sculpture viewer that can be viewed by everyone in a class. Check it out at: http://class-sculpture.herokuapp.com/   Les Bourgeois de Calais by Rodin by mauricesvay is licensed under CC Attribution-NonCommercial Lion Crushing a Serpent by Rigsters is licensed under CC Attribution

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StudyVR: A Kinesthetic Learning Framework

A group of very talented DUVR members and I went to MIT’s Media Lab for 36 hours and created Study VR. We won first prize in the Human Well Being vertical. “When you were in school, were you ever bored by a concept that you couldn’t apply to real life? Most children learn best through […]

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Why I created UncomfortableVR

WebVR is in its infancy Very few experiences exist At this point the ones that exist are experimental The whole thing feels uncomfortable It up to our community of developers/entreprenuers to get out of our comfort zone and develop worthwhile applications I built this for us to have an ongoing hub of inspiration Lets push […]

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