Mixed reality space travel for physics learning

Darin E. Hughes, Shabnam Sabbagh, Robb Lindgren, J. Michael Moshell, Charles E. Hughes

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Abstract

In this paper we describe research being conducted on a mixed reality simulation called MEteor that is designed for informal physics learning in science centers. MEteor is a 30 x 10 foot floor area where participants use their bodies to interact with projected astronomical imagery. Participants walk and run across the floor to simulate how objects move in space, and to enact basic physics principles. Key to the success of this learning environment is an interface scheme that supports the central metaphor of "child as asteroid." Using video data collected in our studies we examine the extent to which feedback mechanisms and interface conventions strengthened the metaphorical connection, and we describe ways the interaction design can be improved for future iterations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
Subtitle of host publicationSystems and Applications - 5th International Conference, VAMR 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages162-169
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783642394195
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Designing and Developing Augmented and Virtual Environments, VAMR 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8022 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Designing and Developing Augmented and Virtual Environments, VAMR 2013, Held as Part of 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/21/137/26/13

Keywords

  • informal education
  • mixed reality
  • physics simulation
  • STEM
  • whole-body learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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