Human perception, virtual reality and the built environment

Johnson, Angie, Thompson, Emine Mine and Coventry, R. C. (2010) Human perception, virtual reality and the built environment. In: Proceedings of 14th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV). The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ, pp. 604-609. ISBN 978-1424478460

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Recent research indicates that Virtual Reality (VR) as a communication tool to convey design intent and construction methodologies in the built environment sector has been utilized to varied degrees. Currently, the effectiveness of VR has been demonstrated from conception to the final stages of projects in many fields, yet its potential within the Built Environment has still to realised, despite a variety of successful demonstrations. There is concern that the current utilisation of VR compromises its full potential, unsurprisingly, as environmental representations focus predominantly on the visual modality, regardless of the multi sensory nature of the spatial experience. In addition, there is a distinct paucity of research exploring the complex interaction of environmental design and the user, such as the role of attention or conceptual interpretation. This paper aims to identify the issues concerning the utilization of VR models to aid communication for the Built Environment with specific reference to human perception issues.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented at the 4th International Conference Visualisation in Built and Rural Environments (BuiltViz’10), held in London South Bank University from 27 - 29 July 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: built environment sector, environmental design, human perception, visual modality
Subjects: C800 Psychology
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2010 10:32
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 08:39

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