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MSU Interior Design Program introduces Virtual Reality simulations into curriculum

MSU interior design students presented to members of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on May 1, 2018, proposing plans to revitalize historic buildings on Belle Isle in Detroit.

September 21, 2018

A woman wearing virtual reality head gear demonstrates use of this equipment with hand-held controls with a monitor in front of her showing her changing perspectives on the screen.
Assistant Professor Linda Nubani demonstrates use of virtual reality equipment for interior design projects.

Michigan State University interior design students presented to members of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on May 1, 2018, proposing plans to revitalize historic buildings on Belle Isle in Detroit.

During the presentations, students discussed design recommendations and a new vision for the future of Detroit’s infrastructure. Virtual reality simulations allowed attendees to experience 3D models from a new perspective. 

Assistant Professor Linda Nubani said, “This is the first year that we introduced Virtual Reality through the Oculus Rift in the Interior Design Program, which allowed a dynamic interaction between the users and all the proposed sites, and gave a much more realistic context for the buildings on Belle Isle.” 

We are thankful for the MSU Digital Scholarship Lab for hosting the event. The lab opened its doors in early January to include state-of-the-art virtual reality 360 lab and equipment.

The MSU Interior Design Program is a part of the School of Planning, Design and Construction—Spartans Built to Lead.

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