The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments.

Benyon, David, Smyth, Michael, O'Neill, Shaleph, McCall, Roderick and Carroll, Fiona (2006) The place probe: exploring a sense of place in real and virtual environments. Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments, 15 (6). pp. 668-687. ISSN 15313263

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This paper describes the design, application, and refinement of a qualitative tool designed to study sense of place. The Place Probe incorporates a range of stimuli and techniques aimed at articulating a person's sense of place. It has been developed, used, and undergone three revisions. The paper describes the background to the choice of measures that were included in the Place Probe and describes its application in both a physical place and a virtual representation of that place. This enables a comparison of the experiences. An analysis of the results reveals a similarity of reported experience, however the extremes experienced in the physical place were less pronounced in the virtual representation. The Place Probe has been refined in light of the results of the empirical work and now incorporates both qualitative and quantitative data on the experience of place.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 15313263
Electronic ISSN: 10547460
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sense of place; Sensory perception: Sensory stimuli; Qualitative approach; Computer program; Virtual environment; Test results; Quantitative enhancement;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1852
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008 13:46
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 15:17

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