Category Archives: Virtual Reality

Funded Masters Study

There are a number of places available for funded Masters study at the Digital Design Studio for study in 2015-16.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early to try to secure these places!

On all programmes there are a number of SFC (Scottish Funding Council) fee-waivers available – these cover the full costs of fees for Scottish (ordinarily resident in Scotland, not Scottish by birth!) and EU citizens. Additionally, there are a number of scholarships available – these vary, but mostly cover a portion of fees.

Notable this year are British Council supported GREAT scholarships which make a significant contribution to fees for students from India.

We currently still have limited funded places available on all of the Masters programmes:

You can learn more about the SFC funding here, and scholarships here.

Touch Haptics and HapStack

Back in January, at CES, 3D Systems launched their new Touch haptic stylus and OpenHaptics Software Developer Kit.

The Touch enables designers and developers to experience a simple, sculptural process with force feedback, providing a physical connection with their digital creations.

The DDS developed the first game for the Touch – HapStack, a block stacking game which uses both the Oculus Rift VR headset and touch stylus to really put you in the game – where you see and feel the blocks as you pick and manipulate each one.

C|Net’s Sharon Profis tried out the Touch and HapStack at CES:


Read more from the official press release here, and you can get the OpenHaptics SDK from here.

At the DDS we are more focussed on the use of haptics for training and education – but with lower price devices available, it will be interesting to see what other applications take off in the coming months and years.