Embodied Code

A Platform for Embodied Coding in Virtual and Augmented Reality

XR Design Studies With Oculus Quest 2

UCSD Spring Break Research Experience 2021

We are soliciting participation in a set of VR-facilitated design activities and field studies from March 22-26 to support XR/AR projects at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, and the Human-Centered and Ubiquitous Computing Lab.

Participating students will have access to a Quest 2 for the week of Spring Break. Through design activities (10-15 minutes each) offered remotely (e.g. in their residence), students will contribute to the design of a programming platform in 3D space and of assistive health care technologies. Participant responses and performance will inform the development of our platforms.

We will conduct Zoom-led focus groups/check-in meetings during the week and introduce VR worldbuilding methods.

Hardware Schedule Organizers Participating Labs

Hardware Pickup


view studies here

Monday 3/22 (Orientation)

Morning (in person)

Evening (zoom+altspace)

Tuesday (Sketch Studies)

Morning (zoom)

Wednesday (VR Worldbuilding)

Morning (Altspace VR)

Evening (zoom)

Thursday (Custom App Studies)

Morning (zoom)


Friday (Debrief)

Morning (zoom)

Saturday/Sunday (Free Time)

Monday 3/29 (Drop Off)


Participating Labs

imagination.ucsd.edu insight.ucsd.edu ubicomp.ucsd.edu

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #2017042