The Alchemist: A Gesture-Based 3D User Interface for Engaging Arithmetic Calculations

This project was created as the 3D Interaction Group’s entry to the IEEE VR 2024 3DUI Contest. I managed and led the team within the 3DI Group that created The Alchemist, in addition to leading the development team to create the application portion of our project.

The Alchemist is a game that allows elementary-aged children to practice using each of the four basic arithmetic operators in VR by using fun and engaging gestures to perform operations. Reception to our project was very positive with the attendees of IEEE VR 2024. The paper associated with the project can be read here. The following video was shown at the conference and showcases the gameplay loop of The Alchemist and the operator gestures.