Qualitative analysis of user experience in a 3D virtual environment

Dalma Geszten, Balázs Péter Hámornik, Anita Komlodi, Károly Hercegfi, Bálint Szabó, Alyson Young

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Abstract

This paper describes elements of user experience of a collaborative 3D immersive virtual information management environment. We detail those elements that are seen to both improve and deteriorate user experience, and provide design guidance for researchers and designers. We designed the 3D virtual environment in the Virtual Collaboration Arena (VirCA) collaborative space specifically to study the collaborative information retrieval and management behaviors of users. We conducted 117 interviews and then analyzed the data using a qualitative content analysis to identify the main elements of user experience. While participants generally reacted positively to the environment, they also mentioned a few distracting usability problems. Applying the results in the further development of VirCA can create a higher level of user experience and more effective collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Virtual reality
  • collaboration
  • interviews
  • user experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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