Immersive Virtual Environments (IVEs) have been described as “the next best thing to being there.” They are digital worlds in which users can immerse themselves by wearing headsets and other hardware. A research team in NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics is taking advantage of the realism and sense of presence provided by IVEs to better understand human perceptions, preferences, and emotions in response to different environments. These insights can help us to design better built environments.
At Coffee & Viz in the Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab on Friday, April 7, at 9:30 a.m., the team will present an overview of IVE technology and describe its uses for environmental design research. There will be a hands-on demonstration of IVE applications following the talk. Presenters will include Payam Tabrizian, Perver Baran, Makiko Shukunube and Saeed Ahmadi Oloonabadi.
Payam Tabrizian, a Ph.D. student in the College of Design and a research assistant at the Center for Geospatial Analytics, talks about this work in a feature piece at NCSU News.