Interface Design to Support Situation Awareness in Virtual Puppetry

  • Keisha Harthoorn
  • Stephen Hughes
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 174)


We propose virtual puppetry as a potential mechanism for enhancing students’ presence in a virtual learning environment. To develop this style of interaction will require substantial attention to the user interface in order to promote the operator’s situation awareness of both the real and virtual environments. This presentation describes the development of an initial prototype and some of the ongoing concerns for controlling virtual puppets.


Virtual Puppetry Interface Design Situation Awareness Virtual Environments Presence Virtual Heritage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keisha Harthoorn
    • 1
  • Stephen Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaUSA

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