Probing the sense of place.

O'Neill, Shaleph, McCall, Roderick, Smyth, Michael and Benyon, David (2004) Probing the sense of place. In: Presence 2004. International Society for Presence Research, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 84-9705-649-3

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This paper describes the application and results of
two studies using a qualitative tool designed to examine
sense of place in relation to presence research in the
BENOGO project. The ‘place probe’ incorporates a
range of techniques aimed at articulating a person’s
sense of place, these include: verbal descriptions; sketch
maps; salient features; semantic differentials and six
words that best describe the experience of being in a
place. The paper will describe the application of the
probe in both a physical place and a virtual
representation of that place. The Analysis of the results
reveals a similarity of reported experience in both
places, but that the extremes experienced in the physical
place were more flattened in the virtual representation

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 84-9705-649-3
Additional Information: The authors would like to thank all members of the BENOGO project for their input and co-operation with the studies mentioned in this paper. Paper presented at 7th Annual International Workshop on Presence October 13-15, 2004 Valencia, Spain
Uncontrolled Keywords: Presence; Place; Probes; Subjective measures; Empirical studies of 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
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3367
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2013 15:09

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