University Relations

Fall 2018 Colloquia

Mondays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Elliott Hall S204

September 17

Victoria Interrante, Computer Science & Engineering

Spatial Perception in Virtual Architectural Environments

Virtual Reality (VR) technology has the potential to support more effective decision-making in architecture, both with regard to design conceptualization and design review, to the extent that people are able to make equivalently accurate spatial judgments about what they see in VR as they do in the real world. In this talk, I will review some of my group’s more recent efforts to better understand and address the common phenomenon of distance underestimation in VR, along with some of our recent findings related to using VR to answer long-standing questions of interest to architects and designers.

Readings (for registered students):
Impact of Visual and Experiential Realism on Distance Perception in VR using a Custom Video See-Through System
Koorosh Vaziri, Peng Liu, Sahar Aseeri and Victoria Interrante (2017) ACM Symposium on Applied Perception.

A Virtual Reality Investigation of the Impact of Wallpaper Pattern Size on Qualitative Spaciousness Judgments and Action-based Measures of Room Size Perception
Governess Simpson, Ariadne Sinnis-Bourozikas, Megan Zhao, Sahar Aseeri and Victoria Interrante (2018) EuroVR 2018: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.