Where is the Interface in Virtual Reality?

Speaker:  Anthony Steed – London, United Kingdom
Topic(s):  Human Computer Interaction


Now that virtual reality (VR) has moved from the laboratory to the consumer market, it is time to reflect on the unique properties of VR as a form of human-computer interface. Almost everyone who has used a good VR system has had an experience as if they were transported to a new place. Immersion in VR is an intriguing and engaging experience. However, is it a useful interface? In this talk, I will discuss recent work that draws on recent theories in embodied cognition, to show how our own representation within the system acts as an "interface". We will explore examples of how virtual reality allows use to user our own bodies as a natural user interface. This will lead to a discussion of the challenges for broadening the use of immersive systems.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  50 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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