Publication
Title
Designing better spaces for people : virtual reality and biometric sensing as tools to evaluate space use
Author
Abstract
We present a pilot study aiming to explore the use of biometrics sensing technology within a semi-immersive VR environment, where users face architectural spaces which induce them sensations close to fear of heights, claustrophobia, frustration and relief. Electrodermal activity was used to detect users' emotional arousal, while navigating in VR. Navigation conditions and participants' expertise with games were controlled. Main results show that physiological measurement of user's perceptions can discriminate well "positive" from "negative" spaces, providing designers with basic information on people's emotional state when using the buildings they design.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer-Aided, Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA, MAY 14-17, 2014, Dept Design Engn & Management,Kyoto Inst Technol, Dept Design Engn & Management,Kyoto Inst Technol, Kyoto, Japan
Publication
Hong kong : Caadria-assoc computer-aided architectural design research asia , 2014
ISBN
978-988-19026-5-8
Volume/pages
(2014) , p. 739-748
ISI
000380551400072
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Publication type
Subject
Art 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identifier
Creation 14.12.2023
Last edited 18.12.2023
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