A method for designing virtual places.

McCall, Roderick, O'Neill, Shaleph, Benyon, David, Smyth, Michael and Carroll, Fiona (2004) A method for designing virtual places. In: Presence 2004. International Society for Presence Research, Valencia, Spain (poster and paper in proceedings), pp. 305-312. ISBN 84-9705-649-3

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This paper discusses our experiences of using a
range of methods and techniques to measure the sense of
place in real and virtual environments. The paper
presents a discussion on presence and how this is linked
directly with our sense of place. From here we discuss
the development of ‘The Place Probe’ a bundle of
measurement techniques that allows for the direct
comparison of real and virtual scenes. We show how the
data gathered from the probe can be used to inform the
design of virtual places. The whole approach is
predicated on the premise that by understanding place
we can improve our sense of presence in virtual

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 84-9705-649-3
Additional Information: The work in this paper is funded by European Union BENOGO project (IST-2001-39184). We acknowledge the work of the other project partners and the members of staff at the Technical Museum in Prague and other locations visited during our studies. Paper presented at 7th Annual International Workshop on Presence Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 13-14-15 October 2004
Uncontrolled Keywords: sense of place; virtual environments; 'The Place Probe’; design;
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: 3369
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 15:43
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 09:28

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