Quantifying the benefits of immersion for collaboration in virtual environments

  title={Quantifying the benefits of immersion for collaboration in virtual environments},
  author={Michael Narayan and Leo Waugh and Xiaoyu Zhang and Pradyut Bafna and Doug A. Bowman},
Collaborative Virtual Environments allow multiple users to interact collaboratively while taking advantage of the perceptual richness that Virtual Environments (VEs) provide. In this paper, we demonstrate empirically that increasing the level of immersion in a VE can have a beneficial effect on the usability of that environment in a collaborative context. We present the results of a study in which we varied two immersive factors, stereo and head tracking, within the context of a two person… CONTINUE READING
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