Experience probes: immersion and reflection between reality and virtuality

Willis, M., De angeli, A. and Zancanaro, M. (2017) Experience probes: immersion and reflection between reality and virtuality. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10516 . pp. 253-262. ISSN 0302-9743

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This research addresses the issue of the memory-experience gap, the disconnect between momentary perceptions and post experience reporting as relates to HCI research methodologies and the study of immersive technology-mediated experiences in particular. The paper presents an overview of contemporary understanding of immersion and examines HCI methods that investigate participant experiences. We introduce Experience Probes, an integrated design and evaluation methodology that affords momentary reporting by blending states of reflection and immersion in a structured activity situated within the immersive experience. A pilot study is presented that examines an immersive soundscape installation and an Experience Probe enacted through participant-authored sound maps. The maps provide data for thematic analysis, and are coded for signs of self-perception and a sense of place to evaluate participants� sensations of presence and immersion. Preliminary results are discussed in relation to the reality-virtuality continuum and suggest that the reflective act of reporting, and the experience of immersion within the soundscape installation are not mutually exclusive. This research seeks to extend HCI methods by overcoming the memory-experience gap in the evaluation of technology-mediated experiences. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017.

Additional Information:16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Mumbai, India, September 25-29, 2017, Proceedings, Part IV
Keywords:Blending, Interactive computer graphics, Probes, Virtual reality, Evaluation methods, Evaluation of technology, Immersive, Immersive technologies, Integrated designs, Mixed-reality environment, Momentary assessment, Virtuality continuum, Human computer interaction
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:01 Mar 2018 09:31

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