Measuring Presence: A Response to the Witmer and Singer Presence Questionnaire

@article{Slater1999MeasuringPA,
  title={Measuring Presence: A Response to the Witmer and Singer Presence Questionnaire},
  author={Mel Slater},
  journal={Presence},
  year={1999},
  volume={8},
  pages={560-565}
}
Witmer and Singer recently published a questionnaire for eliciting presence in virtual environments together with a questionnaire for measuring a person’s immersive tendencies (Witmer & Singer, 1998). The authors mentioned that they did not agree with my notion of immersion: ‘‘Though the VE equipment is instrumental in enabling immersion, we do not agree with Slater’s view that immersion is an objective description of the VE technology.’’ On first reading, I was happy to take this as simply a… CONTINUE READING
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