Designing a VR Interaction Authoring Tool using Constructivist Practices

Winterbottom, Cara and Blake, Edwin (2004) Designing a VR Interaction Authoring Tool using Constructivist Practices, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Visualization and Interaction in Africa, 3-5 November 2004, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 67-71, ACM Press.

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This paper describes the process of designing an authoring tool for virtual environments, using constructivist principles. The focus of the tool is on helping novice designers without coding experience to conceptualise and visualise the interactions of the virtual environment. According to constructivism, knowledge is constructed by people through interactions with their social and physical environments. Major aspects of this theory are explored, such as multiple representations, reflexivity, exploration, scaffolding and user control. Its practical application to the design of the tool is then described.

Item Type: Conference paper
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Uncontrolled Keywords: constructivism, VR, interaction
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Computing methodologies
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35

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