Usó, Vanessa Ghiraldeli, Sandnes, Frode Eika, and Medola, Fausto Orsi
Usó, V.G., Sandnes, F.E. & Medola, F.O. (2020). Using virtual reality and rapid prototyping to co-create together with hospitalized children. In: M. Di Nicolantonio, E. Rossi & T. Alexander (Eds.). Advances in additive manufacturing, modeling systems and 3D prototyping: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, 2020 (pp. 279-288) Cham: Springer
Journal of Library Administration. Oct2018, Vol. 58 Issue 7, p698-727. 30p. 1 Color Photograph.
PROTOTYPES, BEHAVIORAL research, TECHNOLOGY, DISCIPLINE, and SCHOLARS
How do researchers search for knowledge? What are their behaviors and habits, and what technologies do they use? This article proposes that three design shifts - involving more human senses, enabling comparative and simultaneous viewing, and allowing immediate access to full content - will create a more fruitful research process for scholars who conduct a literature review, learn about a new topic in a related discipline, or catch up on advances in their field. The three proposed designed shifts were tested with prototyping. The systematic prototyping procedure is a method that can be employed by others to advance this field. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The paper deals with prototyping strategies aimed at supporting engineers in the design of the multisensory experience of products. It is widely recognised that the most effective strategy to design it is to create working prototypes and analyse user's reactions when interacting with them. Starting from this consciousness, we will discuss of how virtual reality (VR) technologies can support engineers to build prototypes suitable to this aim. Furthermore we will demonstrate how VR-based prototypes do not only represent a valid alternative to physical prototypes, but also a step forward thanks to the possibility of simulating and rendering multisensory and real-time modifiable interactions between the user and the prototype. These characteristics of VR-based prototypes enable engineers to rapidly test with users different variants and to optimise the multisensory experience perceived by them during the interaction. The discussion is supported both by examples available in literature and by case studies we have developed over the years on this topic. Specifically, in our research we have concentrated on what happens in the physical contact between the user and the product. Such contact strongly influences the user's impression about the product. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Martínez, Jonatan, García, Arturo S., Oliver, Miguel, Molina, José P., and González, Pascual
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Nov2014, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p855-871. 17p. 7 Color Photographs, 1 Diagram, 1 Chart, 5 Graphs.
HUMAN-computer interaction, USER interfaces (Computer systems), VIRTUAL prototypes, VIRTUAL reality, VIDEO games, and HAPTIC devices
The use of haptics in virtual reality and video games has received growing attention as a means of enhancing the sensation of immersion in these environments. The sensation of touching virtual objects not only augments the impression of reality but also can improve the performance. However, the design of haptic interactions is not an easy task, and it usually needs a great effort due to the absence of powerful prototyping toolkits. Thus, this article proposes a vibrotactile prototyping toolkit for Eccentric Rotating Mass actuators named VITAKI. The main objective of this platform is to facilitate the prototyping and testing procedures of new vibrotactile interaction techniques for Virtual Reality and video games. A detailed description of the design of the system is provided, presenting the hardware and software elements that make up the VITAKI toolkit. In addition, its application to two different examples to illustrate its use is provided. Finally, a preliminary evaluation of this toolkit is presented. This evaluation is divided into two main stages. On one hand, a study of Olsen’s criteria is performed to analyze its general capabilities. On the other hand, a comparison with previously presented proposals is included too. These two analyses, together with other experiments where the devices created with the toolkit were tested by end users, highlight its main features and its advantages over other proposals. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
RAPID prototyping, WORLD Wide Web, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, VIRTUAL reality, and COMPUTER-generated imagery
Coming from the 2D and 3D games that everybody is very familiar with, these days the world has been taken by storm with the introduction of virtual reality technology. In this paper I covered the essence of this new empowering technology through things like: a short representative definition and classification, the hardware requirements for stepping into the VR world, and the most important aspect which is the applicability of this technology in the society that we live in. Also, the main purpose of this paper was to identify which VR game engine a beginner should be using for their first project. Through the research that has been done in this article, I come to the conclusion that the most suitable game engine in this case is Unity. To further prove my statement, I developed a small project that consists of a 3D VR maze which shows how easy it is to learn and develop using Unity. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]