STUDYING USERS’ ACCEPTABILITY TOWARDS 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Virtual Tours: A Case Study

Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, Craig Moore, David Morris, David Arnold, A. Delaney, R. Heath

Abstract

If information is considered the key in today’s information society, then museums and heritage sites are of critical importance as they are places for knowledge to be shared and experienced by individuals. For this reason, presenting and distributing information through ICT forms could play a critical role for the museum in order to empower the public in their understanding of the past. The view of using ICT contextualisation mechanisms, such as 3D immersive virtual environment, in museums and heritage sites is explored in this research. Hence, this paper describes efforts towards exploring the acceptability of the interfaces and interaction techniques for Virtual Tours. We acknowledge the difficulty of the task as 3D immersive environment do not have defined interfaces nor visitor are believed to have replicable experiences. However, we believe that a significant amount of studies of this type might provide some answers to a field full of expectations but not enough experience in the ICT field.

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Rodriguez Echavarria K., Moore C., Morris D., Arnold D., Delaney A. and Heath R. (2008). STUDYING USERS’ ACCEPTABILITY TOWARDS 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Virtual Tours: A Case Study . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: AST, (VISIGRAPP 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-20-3, pages 477-484. DOI: 10.5220/0001100404770484


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@conference{ast08,
author={Karina Rodriguez Echavarria and Craig Moore and David Morris and David Arnold and A. Delaney and R. Heath},
title={STUDYING USERS’ ACCEPTABILITY TOWARDS 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Virtual Tours: A Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: AST, (VISIGRAPP 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={477-484},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001100404770484},
isbn={978-989-8111-20-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: AST, (VISIGRAPP 2008)
TI - STUDYING USERS’ ACCEPTABILITY TOWARDS 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS - Virtual Tours: A Case Study
SN - 978-989-8111-20-3
AU - Rodriguez Echavarria K.
AU - Moore C.
AU - Morris D.
AU - Arnold D.
AU - Delaney A.
AU - Heath R.
PY - 2008
SP - 477
EP - 484
DO - 10.5220/0001100404770484