What is a virtual environment? To start with, it can be designed for a single user, or multiple users. For a single user virtual environment, the design may focus on the use of a metaphor, the construction of the environment, and how a single user can interact with the virtual environment. On the other hand, for a multiple user virtual environment, the focus may be devoted to the support of communication and social interaction. Another aspect of a virtual environment is its role in providing resources for people to access computer networks.


Virtual Environment Spatial Model Virtual World Information Space Virtual Space 
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  • Chaomei Chen
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  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and ComputingBrunel UniversityUxbridgeUK

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