856011 Virtual reality for urban planning

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


This is an introductory course designed to familiarise students with the use of virtual and augmented reality in behaviour research. It gives an opportunity to test and experience augmented virtuality scenarios in the on-campus virtual reality lab. Moreover, the course provides an overview of state-of-art technologies, novel data types and associated research methodology. The lectures will also include discussions regarding the methodologies' applicability and suitability in human behaviour research and their advantages and disadvantages relative to traditional data sources and analysis methods.

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Identify state-of-art virtual technologies used in behaviour research and evaluate their applicability in a practical context
- Describe challenges and benefits of using virtual environments (VE) in the behaviour research
- Visualise and conduct a statistical analysis of the VE-based data in Excel
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.