Special Issue: Editorial
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This special issue focuses on “Collaborative Virtual Environments for Creative People”. Creative processes often take place in the form of collaboration among several people in a group, jointly reflecting on an overall topic, contributing thoughts in a collaborative and interactive way and ultimately generating new ideas. In order to support this process, collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) should therefore support the group, provide a creative atmosphere and a comfortable environment and support the expression and visualization of ideas. This requires the environment to be inspiring, to permit a wide range of design options, to allow multiple and appropriate types of interaction and to provide for seamless interaction, advanced visualization technologies and simplified sharing mechanisms.
Examples of application areas for this type of CVEs are collaborative virtual design, applications supporting the creative process, musical performances with participants joining in from remote...