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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platform – A Virtual Reality Furniture
Platform is a furniture construction especially designed for the use in immersive Virtual Reality (VR) environments. Users wearing a head-mounted display (HMD) as used in many VR application scenarios are given a place/space for an almost unconstraint physical movement through the real and virtual world.
A physical space of about 4 x 4 x 2.5 metersł is provided. Within this space there are no obstructions to the movement of the actor. The actor interacts on a circular floor with about 4 meters in diameter. The hmd and the tracker cables are lead through a rod-like construction. Integrated into the whole system is all the equipment needed for demonstrations and development.
- very decorative / impressive high-tech furniture
- can be used with any head-mounted display type
- supports a real walking metaphor within virtual worlds
- provides space for all equipment needed for presentation and design / development
- can be moved from one place to another in less than 12 hours (deassembly, assembly)
- the whole construction is free of any metals and can therefore be used with any magnetic tracking system (e.g. Polhemus, Ascension)
- was tested with hundreds of users
- 3D product evaluation
- VR research and development
- rapid prototyping and digital mockup
- immersive modeling
- interface evaluation (3D User Interfaces - 3DUI)
- all kinds of presentations, fairs, shows etc.
- Regenbrecht, H., & Donath, D. (1997). Architectural Education and Virtual Reality Aided Design (VRAD). In Daniela Bertol (ed.). Designing Digital Space - An Architect´s Guide to Virtual Reality. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York/NY.
- used in educational training at Bauhaus University Weimar for over 5 years
- two times shown at Hannover fair Cebit
platform at atelier-virtual
the designmodel, the crafted platform, presentation at CebIT1996
furniture details, materials are free of metal