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Designing and Developing Wearables for Virtual Reality Environments with a Research Through Design Process

Description du projet

De nouvelles solutions pour améliorer les expériences de réalité virtuelle

Le projet WEARTUAL, financé par l’UE, entend étudier et développer des solutions pour intégrer des dispositifs portables dans des environnements de réalité virtuelle (RV) dans le but d’améliorer «l’immersivité» de l’expérience RV. Les fonctions et les modalités d’interaction de ces dispositifs portables qui permettront une expérience utilisateur améliorée seront identifiées en développant des prototypes et en incluant les utilisateurs dans le processus de conception. WEARTUAL est un projet de «recherche par la conception» (research-through-design) orienté vers l’utilisateur qui adoptera une approche interdisciplinaire reposant sur la conception d’interactions, de jeux et de produits, ainsi que sur l’ingénierie et la psychologie.

Objectif

In WEARTUAL, I will investigate and develop ways to integrate wearables into virtual reality (VR) environments in a way that enhance the immersiveness of the VR experience. In particular, I will investigate the possible functions and interaction modalities of wearables for providing an improved user experience in VR by developing prototypes and including users in the design process. As a result, I will obtain wearable prototypes, comprehensive user experience data and design guidelines that will inform the human-computer interaction (HCI) literature about the right ways for designing wearables for VR environments. WEARTUAL is a user-oriented research through design project that will adopt an interdisciplinary approach by using the disciplines of interaction design, game design, product design, engineering and psychology. Mainly, I will adopt a research structure that encapsulates user inclusion, ideation, prototype development and user experience experiments and evaluations. In this project, I will transfer my knowledge of designing games, wearables and prototyping for design research activities, while supervision of Prof. Juho Hamari (Tampere University, Finland) will contribute to game design and gameful experience measurement. Prof. Hamari leads the Gamification Group (GG), an interdisciplinary team composed of 18 members whose research is focused on game research, gamification and immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality. In this sense, his experience in leading complementary research teams will also help me develop as a leader for directing research groups. I will also closely collaborate with the members of the GG who are experienced in conducting research on and developing VR content.

Régime de financement

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinateur

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 202 680,96
Adresse
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finlande

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Région
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Liens
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00