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Can Virtual Human Entourage Elements Facilitate Accurate Distance Judgments in VR?

  • Karla Paraiso
  • Victoria InterranteEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10700)

Abstract

Entourage elements are widely used in architectural renderings to provide a sense of scale and bring the drawings to life. We explore the potential of using a photorealistic, three-dimensional, exact-scale model of a known person as an entourage element to ameliorate the classical problem of distance underestimation in immersive virtual environments, for the purposes of enhancing spatial perception accuracy during architectural design reviews.

Keywords

Virtual environments Distance perception Virtual human entourage elements 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation through grants CHS: Small: Transforming the Architectural Design Review Process through Collaborative Embodiment in HMD-based Immersive Virtual Environments (1526693) and REU Site: Computational Methods for Discovery Driven by Big Data (1460620), by the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Research (CRA-W) through its Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU) program, and by the Linda and Ted Johnson Digital Design Consortium Endowment. A previous iteration of this project was begun by Grace Chen and Bezawit Moges in 2014, and continued by Yucai Chang with assistance from John Chen and Peng Liu.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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