Abstract

Many people want to reap the benefits of learning a new language, but your ability to pick up a new language decreases drastically as you age. Immersion is a successful method of learning a new language, much like children learn their native language. Current solutions mainly use spaced repetition through digital means, much like you would discover in a traditional classroom. However, mixed reality can be leveraged to provide an immersive learning experience to the user/s, creating a cognitive link between their environment and the language they are learning. Not only can this method of language learning create an immersive experience, but it also allows for contextual and relevant education to take place. A greater understanding of learning and teaching methods will be reached through interviews with potential users, such as students, parents, and professionals. From there, further research into language learning, mixed reality, and information acquisition in terms of both psychology and design. This project seeks to create a digital prototype of an immersive, mixed reality-based experience to create a more intuitive, immersive, and contextual language learning experience.

Publication Date

8-11-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Visual Communication Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)

Advisor

Adam Smith

Advisor/Committee Member

Mike Strobert

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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