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Embedding context of use in CVE design.

  A consideration of eventual context of use is crucially important for the success of virtual environments destined for real-world organizations, yet it is frequently absent from accounts of the design of such applications. We describe how contextual requirements have influenced the design of a collaborative virtual environment (CVE) to support the delivery of safety-critical training, and suggest how context and purpose of use may be a signtficant factor in the sense of presence and engagement in both virtual and physical simulated environments.

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    01 December 2002

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    MIT Press

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    006 Special Computer Methods


Turner, S. & Turner, P. (2002). Embedding context of use in CVE design. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. 11, 665-676. doi:10.1162/105474602321050767. ISSN 1054-7460



Virtual environment; Visual stimulation; Image processing; Context; Design; Performance; Computer assisted instruction;

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