Space on Earth: Assessing the Feasibility of Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for a Visitor Experience

Scott, Michael ORCID logoORCID:, Parker, Alcwyn ORCID logoORCID:, Herring, Phoebe, Greer, Terry, Hickey, Kat, Rothwell, Sandra and Krzywinska, Tanya ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Space on Earth: Assessing the Feasibility of Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality for a Visitor Experience. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract / Summary

There is growing interest in using mixed and virtual reality in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. This paper assesses the feasibility of situating such technologies in the visitor experience at Goonhilly Earth Station. Insights were gathered through three focus group studies conducted early in the design phase (N = 25), and questionnaires at three prototype showcase events (N = 72). This data reveals enthusiasm about the potential of immersive technology and willingness to pay for premium quality experiences. However, several considerations emerged, including: differing preferences and reservations between key audiences; the need to holistically package the experience; further consideration to encourage social interaction; and the need to address friction when using multiple technologies. Installation designers working with immersive technologies for visitor experiences should consider such concerns to enrich the quality of the visit.

Item Type: Report or Working Paper (Project Report)
Additional Information: Audiences of the Future: Design Foundations
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 12:47
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:19


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