Heidi J. Boisvert’s Profile

Faculty
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Heidi J. Boisvert
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Entertainment Technology
Office
V424
Academic interests

Games, VR, AR, Wearables, Biosensors, Transmedia Storytelling, Dance, Theatre, Machine Learning, Social Change, Pop Culture, Empathy

Work Phone
718-260-5221

My Courses

MTEC3230, Mixed Reality for Immersive Worlds, SP2018

MTEC3230, Mixed Reality for Immersive Worlds, SP2018

This course will explore the new frontier of virtual, augmented and mixed reality across different market sectors. Students will experiment with designing and developing game-based and interactive projects employing AR, VR, wearables, IoT, and machine learning for mobile, web and console environments. Students will learn the fundamentals of Unity development, 3D modeling, stereoscopic perception and experiential design in the context of storytelling and content creation specific to these emerging forms. Students will work in small teams on collaborative projects with the latest head-mounted and sensor technology.

ENT3320, Technical Production (Games/VR), Fall 2016

ENT3320, Technical Production (Games/VR), Fall 2016

In this course students will work together in small design teams (designers, developers, modelers, storytellers) to concept, design & develop short game-based VR experiences in collaboration with a real world partner. Students will become familiar with Illustrator, Photoshop, Maya & the Unity Game Engine, and learn how to port to the Oculus Rift. Source Image: Unity3D

MTEC 3175, Game Design & Development, Fall 2017

MTEC 3175, Game Design & Development, Fall 2017

This hands-on studio course will focus on the creation of innovative workable prototypes exploring expressive forms of gameplay using a variety of multi-media approaches, methodologies and materials. The aesthetics of game design, including asset and character development, level design, game play experience and delivery systems will be covered. Supplemental readings on the complex interplay between story and game will be explored to analyze effective narrative devices and game mechanics. The class will involve lectures on game theory, design exercises and in-depth analysis of works across commercial, art & social change sectors.

MTEC 2210, Game Design & Interactive Media, 2017

MTEC 2210, Game Design & Interactive Media, 2017

This course offers a cross-disciplinary foundation for the design of games and interactive multi-media technology for artists, engineers, scientists and technologists. Students will learn human-centered design principles and apply these methodologies to collaborative team-based projects across web interactive, mobile, games, virtual & augmented reality, biomedia and environmental installation. Using case studies, brainstorming processes, and rapid analog and digital prototyping, students learn design thinking and problem-solving techniques to enhance usability, incorporate sensory experience, influence perception, increase appeal, and make more effective interactive design decisions.

MTEC 3125 Non-Linear Narrative

MTEC 3125 Non-Linear Narrative

hrough the examination of the earliest gestures of cave drawings to sophisticated multimedia narratives, students study the ingredients and structures necessary for compelling digital storytelling. Through hands-on projects, students produce visual, auditory, written, physical and integrated sequences using video, sound, music, text, animation, web, mobile, games & the internet of things.

My Projects

First Year Experience Committee

First Year Experience Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience. The departments involved in the pilot are: African American Studies, Architectural Technology, Computer Systems Technology, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology, Dental Hygiene, English, Entertainment Technology, Hospitality Management, Human Services, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology & Medical Imaging.

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