Effect of Immersive VR on Student-Tutor Interaction in Design Crits

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Abstract

Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) systems form a representational medium for student-tutor collaboration in studio crits through a shared presence in a life scale display of the design, making them relevant for design crits where students and tutors interact in developing a solution to a design problem. iVRs are known to support design activity. However, research focusing on the impact of iVRs on student-tutor interaction is scarce, creating a gap in integrating these systems as educational settings. In response, this research analyzes a natural case study of student-tutor interaction in two architecture studio crits that used the iVR and non-immersive media. We employed the Function-Behaviour-Structure ontology to track the design issues generated for each medium. Further analysis identified the distribution of cognitive effort measured by problem-solution indexes. Preliminary results show large differences when using the two media: The iVR was found to support a higher frequency of solution-focused issues generated by the student and to maintain a lower Problem-Solution Index for the student than for the tutor, serving as an empirical foundation for further research on the effects of deploying this technology in the design studio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2022 - Co-creating the Future
Subtitle of host publicationInclusion in and through Design
EditorsBurak Pak, Gabriel Wurzer, Rudi Stouffs
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207327
StatePublished - 2022
Event40th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2022 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 202216 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1

Conference

Conference40th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2022
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityGhent
Period13/09/2216/09/22

Keywords

  • Design cognition
  • FBS
  • Immersive VR
  • Student-tutor interaction
  • Studio

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Education
  • Architecture

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