Re-creating Edinburgh: adopting the tourist gaze.

Burrows, Luke, Turner, Susan and Turner, Phil (2010) Re-creating Edinburgh: adopting the tourist gaze. In: ECCE10, The 10th European conference on cognitive ergonomics, 24th August 2010, Delft, The Netherlands.

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Motivation – The work described in this paper investigated the potential of a low fidelity desktop application using the metaphor of the ‘tourist gaze’ in conveying a sense of place.
Research approach – An exploratory study was used, in which an application was developed and evaluated by 25 participants.
Findings/Design – The results suggest that the simple, non-immersive representation of Edinburgh through augmented images and sound supported a reasonable degree of sense of place.
Research limitations/Implications – This was a small scale study and trials against other environments are required.
Originality/Value – Relatively economical applications of this type could be of value in resource-constrained contexts such as therapeutic arenas.
Take away message – Low fidelity virtual reality applications may be surprisingly effective if expectations are constrained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Also to appear in ACM Digital Library
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 > 004 Data processing & computer science
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3833
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2010 14:59
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2010 14:59

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