Virtual Demonstrator for Spatial Presentations [conference paper[
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) - March 27-April 2, 2021
Maxwell Omdal (Ph.D. student), David Kinney (B.S. 2021), Kiet Tran, Evan Suma Rosenberg (assistant professor)
To overcome the challenges of instructing on spatial concepts remotely, we propose Virtual Demonstrator, a virtual reality (VR) presentation software for educators. Virtual Demonstrator provides a suite of tools for creating spatial presentations in VR, analogous to 2D slide-based presentation software. Within our software, Visual Elements are combined across a spatiotemporal space, with discrete states akin to presentation slides. This educational resource is designed to address a growing need to learn without physical presence, and to leverage 3D spaces for learning complex spatial concepts. A timeline expands a 3D environment into another dimension, allowing for an expanded design space.
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