Interaction of Low Cost Mobile Virtual Reality Environments – Using Metaphor in an Astronomy Laboratory

Olha Sharhorodska, Diego Alonso Iquira Becerra

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Abstract

The virtual reality VR has become a tool to simulate events and situations that would be inaccessible for people such as travel in space and visit different planets, it is for this reason that the VR has become a new alternative for the teaching of courses such as astronomy. In this research a low cost VR environment has been created for the teaching of astronomy where metaphors are used to teach complex concepts, working with professors and experts in the area of virtual reality to create an intuitive environment for new users to VR technologies, tests were conducted with two educational institutions of 150 students where a comparison of four virtual reality environments was made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2019 - Posters - 21st International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages293-300
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030235246
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201931 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1034
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period26/07/1931/07/19

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The present investigation is part of the project “Implementación de un Laboratorio virtual inmersivo de Astronomía usando Técnicas de Gamification dirigido a Alumnos de Secundaria” BA-0026-2017-UNSA, thanks to the financing granted by the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.

Keywords

  • Astronomy
  • Education
  • Mobile
  • Usability
  • Virtual reality

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