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RABBOT - Exploring Shared Awareness in Virtual Reality

Shao, Yiyi (2019) RABBOT - Exploring Shared Awareness in Virtual Reality. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Shao, Yiyi
Abstract:

This thesis explores the possibilities of generating shared awareness in virtual reality (VR) experience between a head-mounted display (HMD) wearer and other observers in the same physical space by merging wearable technology, augmented reality, asymmetric game design and wireless communications in the internet of things (IoT). By employing the methodology of Research Through Design (RTD), this thesis project develops a series of prototypes to inform the outcome RABBOT -- featuring a modified VR head-mounted display and asymmetric mobile game experiences with an embedded communication system to create opportunities for shared awareness amongst players. Overall this thesis argues that an engaging VR experience need not focus exclusively on the HMD wearer but also include other audiences in the same physical space.

Date: April 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: : Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology, Digital Fabrication, Internet of Things, Wireless Communications, Asymmetric Gameplay, Research Through Design.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 15:48
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 15:48
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2512

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