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Responsive environments, place and presence.

McCall, Roderick, O'Neill, Shaleph, Carroll, Fiona, Benyon, David and Smyth, Michael (2005) Responsive environments, place and presence. PsychNology Journal, 3 (1). 34 - 74.

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This paper examines the effect that changing arena (i.e. an immersive CAVE or head mounted display) and adding an augmented barrier has on the sense of place and presence
in two photo-realistic virtual environments. Twenty eight subjects (17 male, 11 female) mainly undergraduate students or staff took part. The paper summarises two experiments that used a range of data capture methods including the place probe, semantic differentials,
distance estimates and the MEC Questionnaire. The results indicate that in non-interactive photo-realistic environments the choice of arena has an impact on the perceived ability to undertake actions, and hence sense of place and presence; with the CAVE providing a lower sense of spatial presence for certain aspects than the HMD.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 1720-7525
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual environment; CAVE; Head mounted device; HMD; Spatial perception; Measurements; Presence; Place;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
Library of Congress Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1775
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 26 May 2008 09:37
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 16:08
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1775

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