Interaction of Low Cost Mobile Virtual Reality Environments – Using Metaphor in an Astronomy Laboratory

  • Olha Sharhorodska
  • Diego IquiraEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1034)


The virtual reality VR has become a tool to simulate events and situations that would be inaccessible for people such as travel in space and visit different planets, it is for this reason that the VR has become a new alternative for the teaching of courses such as astronomy. In this research a low cost VR environment has been created for the teaching of astronomy where metaphors are used to teach complex concepts, working with professors and experts in the area of virtual reality to create an intuitive environment for new users to VR technologies, tests were conducted with two educational institutions of 150 students where a comparison of four virtual reality environments was made.


Astronomy Virtual reality Education Mobile Usability 



The present investigation is part of the project “Implementación de un Laboratorio virtual inmersivo de Astronomía usando Técnicas de Gamification dirigido a Alumnos de Secundaria” BA-0026-2017-UNSA, thanks to the financing granted by the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems EngineeringUniversidad Nacional de San Agustin de ArequipaArequipaPeru

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