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Users' evaluation of a virtual reality architectural model compared with the experience of the completed building

Westerdahl, Björn ; Suneson, Kaj ; Wernemyr, Claes ; Roupé, Mattias ; Johansson, Mikael and Allwood, Carl Martin LU (2006) In Automation in Construction 15(2). p.150-165
Abstract
It is important that the properties of a Virtual Reality (VR) model support its purpose in the specific context in which it is used. This study investigated how employees of a company experienced a VR model of their yet-to-be-built office building. We also compared the VR experience with the employees' experience of the completed building. The results showed that the employees felt that the VR model was a useful aid in the decision-making process concerning their future workplace. In addition, The Semantic Environment Description Scale was used to compare the experience of the VR model with the experience of the real building. The results suggest that the VR model gave a fairly accurate representation of the real building.
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Virtual Reality (VR), Realism, Experience, Architectural model, Usability
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Automation in Construction
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15
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2
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150 - 165
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Elsevier
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  • scopus:29144471311
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0926-5805
DOI
10.1016/j.autcon.2005.02.010
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English
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  author       = {Westerdahl, Björn and Suneson, Kaj and Wernemyr, Claes and Roupé, Mattias and Johansson, Mikael and Allwood, Carl Martin},
  issn         = {0926-5805},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {150--165},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Automation in Construction},
  title        = {Users' evaluation of a virtual reality architectural model compared with the experience of the completed building},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2005.02.010},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.autcon.2005.02.010},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2006},
}