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Probing the sense of place.

  This paper describes the application and results of
two studies using a qualitative tool designed to examine
sense of place in relation to presence research in the
BENOGO project. The ‘place probe’ incorporates a
range of techniques aimed at articulating a person’s
sense of place, these include: verbal descriptions; sketch
maps; salient features; semantic differentials and six
words that best describe the experience of being in a
place. The paper will describe the application of the
probe in both a physical place and a virtual
representation of that place. The Analysis of the results
reveals a similarity of reported experience in both
places, but that the extremes experienced in the physical
place were more flattened in the virtual representation

  • Type:

    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    30 September 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    International Society for Presence Research

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

Citation

O'Neill, S., McCall, R., Smyth, M. & Benyon, D. (2004). Probing the sense of place. In Presence 2004. International Society for Presence Research. ISBN 84-9705-649-3

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Keywords

Presence; Place; Probes; Subjective measures; Empirical studies of place;

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