VME Interaction Design Environment

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Welcome!

The VME is an Interaction Design Environment for all; start ups, industry partners, students and researchers alike. We're a space for like-minded people to gather, united by a passion for interaction design. Whether you'd like to collaborate with us, conduct research or even just have a look around – welcome! The first step to getting involved with us is to reach out to one of our friendly VME team. They can tell you more about the VME, answer your questions and help you plan a visit. We look forward to working together with you!

Our Space

The VME IXD environment consists of two workspaces.

The Incubation Laboratory This is a 60-square meter space. It's suitable for training and testing and can be easily adapted to group work and workshops.

The 3D Laboratory The 3D laboratory provides opportunities for 3D modeling and printing.

Our two workspaces are currently equipped with multiple high-performance computers, 3D printers and cameras. They offer a comprehensive framework for the development and testing of user interfaces such as eye tracking and XR environments. Currently, we have the following equipment and software available for use in our space:

    Hololens 2
      Oculus Rift
        Oculus Quest
          Unity
            Unreal Engine
              Visual Studio
                Adobe XD
                  Adobe software packages
                    Eclipse

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Projects We're Part Of

Part of the purpose of the VME is to be a bridge between universities and industries. We're a space where experts from different fields gather to create innovative solutions and pilot projects. The VME is for all; start ups, industry partners, students and researchers alike. Whether you'd like to collaborate with us, conduct research or even just have a look around – welcome!

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Current & planned courses supported by VME

  • Pelisuunnittelu, pelit ja pelikulttuurit (Sebastian Laitila)
  • Introduction to game studies (Sebastian Laitila)
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (Laura Havinen ja Juho-Pekka Mäkipää)
  • Käyttäjäkokemus (Laura Havinen)
  • Verkkosisältöjen saavutettavuus (Juho-Pekka Mäkipää ja Suvi Isohella)
  • User Innovations (Minna-Maria Jaskari)
  • Technology Management (Rayko Toshev)
  • Simulations of Production systems (Rayko Toshev)
  • Visual communication (Meniina Wiik)
  • Brand Management (Minna-Maria Jaskari)

VME blog

In our blog you'll find all kinds of engaging articles written by our talented VME team. We'll talk about what's going on in the VME environment, let you in on our research and share inspiring stories from the wider VME community. We hope you enjoy reading!