Projects

Gallery of Freedom: VR Artist Gallery (Ongoing)

Gallery of Freedom (GoF) is a multiplayer VR art showcase that exhibits illustrations and animations created in VR. I recently joined GoF to lead the gallery’s space design. Applying the same human-centered design process I use to design mobile and web applications, I’m creating space for VR artist to showcase their work. VR creation tools are […]

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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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Google / YouTube VR: Interaction Design Intern

During the summer of 2018, I interned at Google on YouTube’s Virtual Reality Team. As the Interaction Design Intern on the team, I developed the UX and interaction design for an upcoming feature to enhance the viewing experience within the YouTube VR app. By performing competitive analysis and collaborating with teams across the company, I was […]

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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 (MIT Hackathon 2017)

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 was to create “a fashion […]

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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 (MIT Hackathon 2016)

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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