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Research Resources

This section provides access to case studies, research papers, conference presentations, demonstrations and workshops, reports, student research and projects. The emphasis will generally focus on human-centred design and innovation processes.  The Centre will further develop areas of RKE expertise such as ideation, empathic design, user-experience and user-interface design, collaborative design processes, rapid prototyping, concept visualisation, business modelling and simulation, and transformative consumer research. CEDI retains a specific ‘Creative Digital’ sector focus – Heritage, digital design, digital media, web, game & application development, digital innovation

The Centre will also encompass areas such as trend forecasting, data visualisation, interpretation and management decision-making.  The connection between enterprise and innovation will be through design thinking, an inter-disciplinary, deeply collaborative approach bringing design expertise to early-stage opportunity identification, concept generation and concept testing.  This involves users/consumers, designers and sponsors such as business organisations, public sector, voluntary sector and social enterprises working together to achieve innovation.  The innovation could be in terms of new products and services, business models, business processes, digital media, social interventions, or creative approaches to learning, for example.


We are building a library of 3D Assets including textures, software demonstrations, sound files and videos which can be made availble for other projects in collaboration with industry partners. CEDI is also growing a database of Intellectual Property resulting from enterprise initiatives and incubation, research and student projects. 

The heritage models will also be available on our Heritage Sketchfab webpage: https://sketchfab.com/CEDI-HeritageDesign  Non-heritage models will be uploaded to our Enterprise Sketchfab webpage later in April 2021 once the account has been created. The Enterprise Sketchfab page will provide an international platform for students to upload their 3D models, promote their work to a wider audience, allow downloads, view in VR and sell their models via the Sketchfab shop: https://sketchfab.com/store? 

3D Asset Library:


Model Making/Prototyping
  • Models for 3D printing
Historical Assets:
  • Anglo-Saxon dwellings
  • Medieval dwellings
  • Medieval Almshouses – Hyde (2017), Hospital of St Cross (2020), Beaulieu (2008 & 2010)
  • Cistercian Abbeys & Cloisters – Beaulieu (2008 & 2010)
  • Benedictine Abbeys & Cloisters – Hyde (2017), Malmesbury (2020)
  • Cathedrals – Winchester
  • King John’s House, Romsey (2019)
  • West Hill Cemetery Chapels (2019)
  • Dunster Castle – 1150, 1266, 1400, 1600 & 1750 models (1996 & 2004)
  • Medieval Household items
  • 17th century Household items 
  • Victorian Household items
  • Animals
  • Plants


CEDI Digital Innovation Lab Equipment:

Oculus Rift + Touch   ~ https://www.oculus.com/
Includes: Oculus Rift headset, 2x Oculus sensors, 2x Touch controllers, all required connecting cables.

Custom Display and Optics: Rift uses custom display and optics technology designed specifically for VR, featuring two AMOLED displays with low-persistence. The technology enables incredible visual clarity as you explore virtual worlds.

Tracking System: The headset is tracked by our IR emitter constellation tracking system for precise, low latency 360-degree orientation and position tracking. The tracking system is designed to track you whether you’re sitting down or standing up.

Integrated VR Audio: Rift features an integrated VR audio system designed to convince you that you’re truly there. The integrated headphones are removable in case you want to use your own. There is also a high-quality internal microphone for social experiences.

Ergonomics and Design: The advanced ergonomic design improves the headset’s overall balance and stability. The strap architecture offloads the overall weight, allowing the headset to rest comfortably.

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition (2)  ~ https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/microsoft-hololens-development-edition/8xf18pqz17ts?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab

Mixed Reality. Transform the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. Your ideas are closer to becoming real when you can create and work with holograms in relation to the world around you.

The 1st Generation Microsoft® HoloLens® is the first fully self-contained holographic computer running Windows 10. It is completely untethered–no wires, phones, or connection to a PC needed. Microsoft HoloLens allows you to place holograms in your physical environment providing a heads-up, hands-free way to see your world.

The HoloLens Commercial Suite is ideal for organizations. The Commercial Suite includes the Development Edition hardware, plus a warranty and enterprise features for added security and device management.


HTC Vive VR headset (2) ~ https://www.vive.com/uk/

Precise, 360-degree headset tracking, realistic graphics, directional audio and HD haptic feedback deliver exciting action in the virtual world.

Immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality with movements that make you feel like you’re in the action. With 360-degree controllers, headset tracking, directional audio and HD haptic feedback, VR has never felt more real.

Teleport around boundless virtual worlds sitting at your desk, or create a dedicated room-scale play area where you can physically walk around. SteamVR™ Tracking provides the best experience possible. The Chaperone system warns you about the boundaries of your play area, so you stay immersed in VR without worrying about the real-world. The front-facing camera also gives you a glimpse of the real-world – so you can sit down, grab a drink or carry on a conversation without taking off the headset.

Enjoy the world’s largest selection of VR apps and games on VIVEPORT and Steam. Download the VIVE software and start playing now.


Samsung Gear VR Headset (powered by Oculus) with controller (7)  ~ http://www.samsung.com/uk/wearables/gear-vr-r325/SM-R325NZVABTU/

with accompanying:

Samsung Galaxy S7/8 (WiFi, not mobile data)  (2) ~ http://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-note8/#

Travel new lands and see magical landscapes with the wide 101° field of view through the large lens. The stable and precise head tracking via the built-in gyro sensor and accelerometer makes sure it†s a smooth ride.

With the Gear VR, you’ll find it hard to run out of things to do. The range of games, apps, and experimental experiences on the Gear VR means exploring what’s available is just part of the journey.

Use the Gear VR controller as a remote control to navigate your virtual reality with ease or use it as a gamepad complete with trigger to win battles. The controller is designed to be used naturally with one hand.

Samsung Gear 360 Camera with EVO Plus 64Gb MicroSDXC with SD Adapter  (2) ~ https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/gear-360/ 

The Gear 360 (2017) is made to catch the action all around you, and its sphere shape and dual cameras make that easy. So when you’re in the middle of an adventure, it’s a breeze to capture the moment in its entirety.

Record, live stream, and share with a wide range of devices—from smartphones and Gear VR to PCs.

EVO Plus microSD Memory Card 64GB (2) ~  https://www.samsung.com/uk/memory-storage/evo-plus-microsd-card-with-sd-adapter-100/MB-MC64GAEU/

Haptic Gloves Plexus Development Kit  ~ https://www.roadtovr.com/plexus-vr-glove-finger-haptics-multiple-tracking-standards-250-dev-kit-pre-orders-now-available/

Plexus Immersive Corp, a San Francisco-based startup, announced a pair of VR gloves that integrate haptic feedback and interface with multiple tracking standards, including SteamVR, Oculus Rift, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR. Dubbed Plexus, a pair of dev kit glove

Awaiting delivery.

Rovr Unit (for movement in VR)  ~ https://www.wizdish.com/

For a dynamic Walkthrough experience, the illusion of motion is crucial. Good motion with almost any polygonal image that has perspective and obscuration will be perceived as a walkthrough of some validity. 

ROVR kick-on overshoes (2 pairs) (one size fits all from 4yrs old shoes to UK Size 12 shoes (310mm toe to heel)

VR development-level laptops (5) ~ Recommended spec: 15.5 (or 15.6)-Inch Full HD Gaming Laptop – (Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD + 1TB, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6 GB, Windows 10 Home)

It has superior graphics and processing performance to suit the most demanding gamer. Built for gaming. Expect smooth performance with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor makes sure applications, games, and daily tasks run smoothly, and without any signs of slowing down.

Raise3D N2 Plus Dual Extruder 3D Printer  ~ 

https://www.imakr.com/en/fdm/695-raise3d-n2-plus.html and https://technologyoutlet.co.uk/collections/3d-printers/products/raise-3d-n2-dual-extruder-prosumer-3d-printer-1

  • High-resolution – 0.01 mm – 0.25 mm
  • Huge build volume, up to 12 x 12 x 24 inches 305x305x610 mm

Competitive and scalable; the Raise3D Pro2 Plus improves upon its
award-winning predecessor and provides the next generation of performance.

A cube-shaped printer packed up with industrial grade components
being ready for short-run manufacturing. Coping with the most geometries,
this printer runs incessantly while handling the strongest materials. A toiler, set
to integrate a print factory.

FlashForge Hunter  ~ (https://www.flashforge-eu.com/flashforge-3d-printers/flashforge-hunter)

The FlashForge Hunter is a DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D Printer, which allow user to to a print a 3D model in highly-detail. Photopolymer resin is adopted as a printing material for Hunter DLP 3D printer. As it can 3D print a whole layer of 3D model at one time, the printing time is generally consumed less than that of the SLA 3D printer. Especially useful for making tough highly detailed engineering prototype, castable ring model, or even making medical model.

The build plate can be replaced quickly and there is no need for calibration. That means faster printing speed and easier to do post treatment.

Resin Curing Equipment (FormLabs) ~ https://formlabs.com/uk/wash-cure/

The Form Cure is a UV post-curing station that’s been specifically designed to accomodate parts printed by the Form 2 3D Printer. The chamber is heat adjustable up to a temperature of 80 °C, and models are bathed in a 405 nm UV light source courtesy of 13 multi-directional UV LEDs.

Compatible with all Formlabs Resins, including all Standard Resins (Clear, White, Grey, Black), Engineering Resins (Tough, Durable, Flexible, High-Temp) and Jewellery and Dentistry Resins, the Form Cure triggers the chemical reaction required for the resins to reach their desired mechanical properties.

LulzBot TAZ 6  ~ https://www.lulzbot.com/store/printers/lulzbot-taz-6

Engineers, designers, educators, and makers agree: The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multi-material upgrades. With proven 3D printing technology and one of the largest print volumes in its class, the LulzBot TAZ 6 is ready to work.

3D printing is more reliable than ever with the integrated automatic bed leveling system, all metal LulzBot v2 Hot End, and heated PEI print surface.  With the all metal hot end, you can take advantage of the cutting edge market for new materials. Perfect for both large and small objects, the heated PEI build surface keeps your 3D printed objects in place when hot and releases when cool. With Cura LulzBot Edition, you have hundreds of quickprint profiles built in for seamless 3D printing.

Matter and Form 3D Scanner  ~ https://matterandform.net/scanner

Designed to transform beginners to professionals, the V2 is the next evolution of desktop 3D scanning. Unlock your potential with a 3D scanner powered by MFStudio, and experience the rewarding feeling of watching your real life objects become digitized before your eyes.

Vuze + 360 Camera ~  https://vuze.camera/camera/vuze-plus-camera

Capture a sense of real-life experience with market leading optics featuring 8 Full HD custom lenses arranged in pairs to capture true stereoscopic 3D 360° footage, combined with enhanced audio capture with spatial audio output. The Vuze VR Studio software brings highest quality VR creation to every hand, everywhere.

Vuze 360 Camera https://vuze.camera/camera/vuze-camera

The Vuze camera has 8 Full HD lenses arranged in pairs and spaced to capture true stereoscopic 3D 360º videos & photos creating a sense of real-life presence. The Vuze camera creates content for your VR headset, allowing for a fully immersive experience.

Green screen photo image capture equipment  ~ https://www.amazon.co.uk/CRAPHY-Portable-Background-Photography-Adjustable/dp/B073XMZPDN/

  • Adjustable height from 31’’(80 cm) to 79’’(200 cm), expandable width from 46’’(118 cm) to 117”(300 cm)
  • Advanced aluminum alloy construction for durability and portability
  • Easy to set up and convenient to store with a portable carrying bag
  • Holds muslin, canvas and most other photographic backdrops
  • Great to use in studio or at home for portraits, product and still life photography

Advanced display touchscreen monitor – CleverTouch V Series / IR Touch Screen – A 4K UHD screen with 20 points of touch  ~ https://thetouchscreenshop.com/product/clevertouch-v-series-65-interactive-display/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAw9nUBRCTARIsAG11eidiQIz-wuoTAzaTaXICtvZsM7hbO10xORCF2P9n4wlAxSQTKY_y9usaAsKQEALw_wcB

Clevertouch’s Super Glide Touch technology offers an incredibly fluid writing experience. It feels just like writing on a presentation board – with no lag. It has the ability to differentiate between palm-erase, fingertouch and stylus writing, all without having to change tools or settings mid-flow