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IGROUP PRESENCE QUESTIONNAIRE (IPQ)
The Igroup Presence Questionnaire (IPQ) is a scale for measuring the sense of presence experienced in a virtual environment (VE). It has been constructed using a large pool of items and two survey waves with approximately 500 participants. It was originally constructed in German, but is now also available in English and Dutch.
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planeDesign – Defining space
planeDesign is a virtual reality software supporting the early phases
of the design process. The main elements are threedimensional, rectangular
bounded planes with different colors. Providing a simple to use tool
for architects and designers is the central goal of this software.
- support for an immersive VR setup of an head-mounted display, 6DOF
tracking system Polhemus Fastrak with Polhemus Stylus (optional 3Ball)
- runs on SGI mid- and high-end workstations like Indigo_
- can ideally be used in combination with platform installation
- simple, and therefore easy to
use menues within the virtual environment
- new file selection metaphor
using 3D model icons instead of filenames
- new virtual transportation
metaphor (Virtual Platform Move - VPM)
- allows very fast sketching
of space (e.g. see kittchen below: took 15 minutes in the VE)
- 3D architectural and artistic modeling
- VR research and development
- educational training
- used in educational training at Bauhaus-University Weimar
- Regenbrecht, H., & Donath, D. (1997). Architectural Education and
Virtual Reality Aided Design (VRAD). In Daniela Bertol (ed.). Designing
Digital Space - An Architectęs Guide to Virtual Reality. John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., New York/NY.
- Donath, D. & Regenbrecht, H. (1999). Using Immersive Virtual Reality
Systems for Spatial Design in Architecture. Proceedings of AVOCAAD
99, Brussels, April 1999, 307-318.