Blended reality and presence

Newton, Sidney, Wang, Rui and Lowe, Russell 2015, Blended reality and presence, International Journal of design sciences and technology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 113-131.

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Title Blended reality and presence
Author(s) Newton, Sidney
Wang, RuiORCID iD for Wang, Rui
Lowe, Russell
Journal name International Journal of design sciences and technology
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 113
End page 131
Total pages 19
Publisher Europia Productions
Place of publication Paris, France
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1630-7267
Keyword(s) virtual reality
Summary Human experience of public space is changing as virtual space blends with real space and technology provides increasingly hyperimmersive virtual environments. The purpose of this study is to reformulate the framework within which our virtual experience of location and self might usefully be considered, and this is articulated in terms of presence. We review the distinction between immersion and presence, illustrate various facets of immersion using a current virtual reality system specific to architecture and construction, and consider the key features of prominent presence theories. The results of an empirical study to evaluate the utility of a widely adopted survey instrument (the Slater-Usoh-Steed presence questionnaire) are presented and discussed. Incongruously, results indicate that users reporting their experience of virtual reality score that experience higher in presence terms than users experiencing the physical world. New perspectives drawn from emerging brain theory are required.
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Europia Productions
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