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EdTec671 - Learning Environment Design

Project 2: Informal Learning Environment

Proposal: All About 3D

All About 3D
The above image is a 3D stereogram.
You can 'free view' it by crossing your eyes.

LOG Evaluation Logic Model Worksheet for "All About 3D"

Download Learning Opportunities Grant (LOG) Evaluation Logic Model Worksheet for this proposal.

Exhibit Design

Original Mockup

All About 3D Exhibit Layout


Updated Venue Design: (click image to enlarge).

All About 3D Exhibit Layout


Exhibit Crowd Flow: (click image to enlarge).

All About 3D Exhibit Layout


View a video "Walk-Through" of the Exhibit (in Google Sketchup)


SDSC @ the 2014 Greater San Diego Science Festival

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

Here is a side-by-side 3D image of the booth for you to freeview:

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

The San Diego Supercomputer Center 'closed the loop' on this assignment on March 22, 2014. Under the guidance and support of Dr. Diane Baxter and Ange Mason, I single-handedly constructed the booth in my backyard (and Makerplace) and assembled the 3D technology, and with the help of UCSD students William Huang and Erik Parreira and SDSU students Drew Mason and Patrick Murphy we drew a huge crowd to our booth "All About 3D". My back is killing me, but it was worth it.

View a slideshow of SDSC @ the 2014 Greater San Diego Science Festival

Below are pics of the work in progress.

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

All About 3D Exhibit Layout

All About 3D Exhibit Layout


The San Diego Supercomputer Center participates each year in the San Diego Science Festival. The venue for the SDSF is Petco Park. We are typically given a space in “Power Alley”. The space is roughly 20’x25’. Anyone may attend the festival if they pay admission. The SDSF is held each year in March on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Our goals are:

  • To inform middle school and high school students and their parents about our student internships and summer workshops.
  • To inform teachers about our professional development workshops
  • To teach concepts in computational science which are likely to engage participants
  • To participate and have a presence in the greater San Diego science community

In past years we have tried a variety of approaches to achieve these goals with varying degrees of success. Perhaps the most successful in attracting large numbers  of people to our exhibit is the 3D projection system showing examples of advanced computing visualizations.

3D at Science Festival

I propose we build around these engaging 3D visualizations and use them to teach participants about the many ways to create a 3D stereoscopic image. We must factor in the costs of materials we plan to give away (freebees).

Here is a list of possible activities I am considering.

Sub-Exhibit 1: Take a 3D Picture of Yourself (5 minutes, medium cost)

Participants will learn how 3D images are made and have the chance to make one of themselves, print it out in both Anaglyph (red-blue) and Side-by-Side, and take it with them.

New!Learn how to create a 3D anaglyph stereogram.

Anaglyph red-blue

Sub-Exhibit 2: 'Solve' A Random-dot Stereogram (5 minutes, low cost)

Learn how random-dot stereograms are made, learn how to view them, and try to solve one containing a message. If you guess what the message is, you can add your email address for a drawing to win a prize (100 Gb SSD).

Sub-Exhibit 3: View Yourself in 3D Video (5 minutes, low-to-no cost)

Participants can watch themselves doing something silly in 3D while they are doing it.

Sub-Exhibit 4: See a 3D Printer in Action (ongoing printing, medium-to-high cost)

3D printers are becoming more affordable for individuals. Learn how popular 3D printers work. Below is an example of the kind of infographic we might include in this sub-exhibit (click to enlarge):

3D Printing
(courtesy of www.3dprinting.org)

Sub-Exhibit 5: View 3D Scientific Visualizations in 2D (ongoing, no cost)

This allows people who cannot view stereo imagery a chance to appreciate the value of 3D scientific visualization on a 2D display.


Promotional Information will include:

How to 'Free-View' a 3D Stereogram

Participants will be given instructions on how to free-view a 3D stereogram.

How to Build a 3D Stereoscope

Participants will be given the materials and instructions on how to build a stereoscope.

Instruction sheet for participants to take with them or use to build a stereoscope in the exhibit.

TeacherTECH and StudentTECH Summer Workshop Schedule

REHS Internship Information

Bookmarks with Sci Viz imagery

Postcards with SDSC Sci Viz imagery