Within the last few years virtual reality has quickly become more popular and available to a larger number of consumers. As this technology grows in popularity, one of the features that will define its usefulness is its ability to convey immersion. This project examines what makes virtual environments feel immersive to users. Different styles of movement in virtual environments are examined. Sensory feedback is discussed in an investigation of how our senses convey presence. Environment design is also examined, with a focus on the spaces themselves, as well as how we interact with them. This research culminates in the creation of two virtual environments, which are tested on users who provide feedback as to what did and did not feel immersive. By the end of this paper the reader should have a better understanding of how virtual environments are created as well as what affects our feelings of immersion within them.
Roberts, Lewis, "Jack In: An Exploration of Immersion in Virtual Environments" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7520.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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