Talk: Victoria Interrante – Understanding Spatial Perception in Virtual Architectural Environments

Victoria Interrante is Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on applying insights from visual perception and cognition to the development of more effective virtual reality experiences and the more effective communication of complex information through visual imagery. In this work, she enjoys collaborating with colleagues in a wide variety of fields, from architectural design and neuropsychology to engineering and medicine.

“Virtual Reality technology has the potential to enable transformative advances in architectural design and evaluation, by enabling people to experience a modeled structure from an active, first-person perspective before it is built. However, many studies over the years have found that people tend to significantly underestimate egocentric distances in VR, relative to in the real world. In this talk I will review recent and historical research from my lab that attempts to elucidate the mechanisms responsible for this problem, and discuss solutions we have explored based on those insights.”

Victoria Interrante
Understanding Spatial Perception in Virtual Architectural Environments

Monday, October 10th 2016 / 19:00
Digital Bauhaus Lab / Top Floor
Bauhausstr. 9a
99423 Weimar

This talk is part of the Bauhausinteraction Colloquium.

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