Mr Koos de Beer

Lecturer

 
Office: IT Building 6-59, Hatfield Campus
Tel: +27 12 420 2833
 
Qualifications

BIS Multimedia, BIS (Hons) Multimedia, MIS Multimedia (Cum Laude) (Pretoria)

 
Mr Koos de Beer joined the Department in 2005 as a Assistant Lecturer. He was formerly employed as a developer in the private sector. He is currently busy with his PhD at Tampere University in Finland specialising in Virtual Reality interactions and live action roleplaying games.
 
Research
Interest:
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Extended reality interaction
  • Game studies
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Modules offered
Module coordinator and lecturer:
  • IMY 300 – Multimedia: Project
  • IMY 771 – Multimedia trends
  • IMY 761 – Multimedia research project
  • IMY 773 – Multimedia technology
Postgraduate supervisor
  • Master’s dissertations
  • Honours projects
Recent publications and presentations
  • De Beer, K., Bothma, T.J., 2017. Designing gameful experiences using alternate reality games, in: Improving Quality of Life Through Information : Proceedings of the XXV Bobcatsss Symposium. Presented at the Bobcatsss Symposium 2017, University of Tampere, Tampere, p. 255. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6
  • De Beer, K.J., Bothma, T.J., 2016. Alternate reality games (ARG) as innovative digital information sources. Library Hi Tech. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-02-2016-0018
  • Jerrett, A., Bothma, T.J.D., Beer, K. de, 2017. Exercising library and information literacies through alternate reality gaming. Aslib Journal of Information Management 69, 230–254. https://doi.org/10.1108/AJIM-11-2016-0185
  • Jerrett, A.M.L., Bothma, T.J., De Beer, K., 2017. Navigating the information landscape of an educational alternate reality game, in: Improving Quality of Life Through Information : Proceedings of the XXV Bobcatsss Symposium. Presented at the Bobcatsss Symposium 2017, University of Tampere, Tampere, p. 255. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-03-0524-6
  • Maritz, J.A., de Beer, K., 2018. Using Games to Teach Support Design. Presented at the ISRM International Symposium-10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.
  • Silvis, I.M., Bothma, T.J.D., de Beer, K.J.W., 2018. Evaluating the usability of the information architecture of academic library websites. Library Hi Tech. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-07-2017-0151
  • Bosman, Isak De Villiers, De Beer, Koos, Bothma, Theo J.D. 2021. Creating pseudo-tactile feedback in virtual reality using shared crossmodal properties of audio and tactile feedback. South African Computer Journal. SACJ 33(1):1-21 https://doi.org/10.18489/sacj.v33i1.883
Achievements
  • Creator of the Virtual Reality and Interaction lab at the University of Pretoria
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