Design Principles for Room-Scale Virtual Reality: A Design Experiment in Three Dimensions

  • Jonas Schjerlund
  • Magnus Rotvit Perlt Hansen
  • Josefine Gill Jensen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10844)


Virtual reality hardware, and software tools that support developing for virtual reality applications, are rapidly maturing. Specifically, room-scale virtual reality hardware that lets users walk around in virtual environments is becoming increasingly easier to purchase and adopt. With this follows a need for researching potential design theories for how to design and evaluate this class of systems. We contribute with a nascent design theory containing a high-level conceptual framework of dimensions and design principles of how to design room-scale virtual reality applications that create engaging user experiences. We identify meta-requirements from kernel theories from the human-computer interaction paradigm and evaluate two different VR artefacts and their applicability. Two central, higher level design principles are derived from the evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Schjerlund
    • 1
  • Magnus Rotvit Perlt Hansen
    • 1
  • Josefine Gill Jensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of People and Technology, InformaticsRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

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