Carroll, Fiona, Smyth, Michael and Dryden, Linda (2004) Visual-narrative and virtual reality. In: Book of Selected Readings: The International Association of Visual Literacy. IVLA 2004. International Visual Literacy Association, Johannesburg, South Africa..
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This paper explores the relationship between the image and the narrative in virtual reality (VR) environments. It
addresses three main issues; how we engage in images, how the VR technology can enhance this engagement
and how narratives can maintain this engagement. We present an initial investigation into the development of a
visual-narrative model to increase immersion and engagement in a VR environment and discuss the state of the
art VR technology being developed by the Benogo project. Additionally, we propose a three-part study to elicit
a set of design requirements to support the development of this visual-narrative model and report the initial stages of this study.
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