Positively changing the world through changing people’s realities

As world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments IVE is a unique alignment of computer science, engineering, art, architecture and design 

IVE is responding to the challenge of increased demand for AR and VR technologies globally. Our researchers are leaders in many areas of AR and VR research including wearable computing, interface design, empathic computing, 3D visualisation, perception, and telepresence.  

We lead the next wave of AR and VR technologies

IVE is one of the largest concentrations of AR and VR research in Australia. Our vast experience in advanced manufacturing, Internet of Things (IoT), interactive art and design for healthcare and defence allows us to work in collaboration with our industry partners to transform industry and solve large-scale societal challenges. 

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  • Industrial Application and Immersive Technologies
  • Enhancing Medical, Health and Wellbeing
  • Transformative Human Centred Design and Interaction
  • Interaction Digital Societal, Urban and Creative Cultures

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What we do

We are inspired by the challenges of industry and society to achieve impactful outcomes through delivering world-leading research, developing global research talent and top performing PhDs. In collaboration with our industry partners we investigate and combine world expertise in Augmented and Virtual Reality with computer science, art, architecture and design to solve real-world problems.



Explore challenging ideas that produce innovative industry focussed research that is measured against the world's best.



Develop and grow our partnerships such that our research delivers valued outcomes for industry and society.



Develop the next generation of world leading researchers and inspire the next generation of emerging talent.

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Hames Sharley
Government of South Australia

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Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments

Location Building W UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus, Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095 Australia