Computer Science Students Get Creative: Photogallery

Visual ProgrammingComputer science students in the Visual Programming course spent several weeks working in teams to create original projects that made use of the Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect camera, which tracks the user’s body movements.

The projects, which involved complex coding and programming, included new kinds of interface experiences, games, and digital art. One team developed a way for a person’s hand gestures to replace the functions of the computer “mouse.” Another group created a tribute to the 1970s “PONG” video game, using their arm movements to control the game’s paddles.

The resulting projects were “impressive, accessible, and even whimsical,” said Dr. Jeffrey Nyhoff, associate professor of computer science.

The students invited various faculty and staff members to view a demonstration of their creations on December 10 in the Heritage Science Center.