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Users´experience of a virtual reality architectural model compared with users´experience of the completed building.

Conference paper
Authors Claes Wernemyr
Börje Westerdahl
Mattias Roupé
Kaj Suneson
Carl Martin Allwood
Published in I Bártolo, P.J., G. Mitchell, A Mateus, F. Batista, J. Vasco, M. Correia, N. André, P. Lima, P. Novo, P. Custódio och P. Martinho (red.), Advanced research in virtual and rapid prototyping. Proceedings of the 1st International conference on advanced research in virtual and rapid prototyping, 1 – 4 October 2003, Leiria, Portugal.
Pages 363-370
ISBN 972-99023-0-5
Publication year 2003
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 363-370
Language en
Keywords Virtual Reality, architectural models, experience, realism, Semantic Environmental Scale
Subject categories Other Civil Engineering, Cognitive science


We have investigated how the employees of a company experienced a VR-model of an office building that was to be their future work place and how that VR-experience compared with the employees' experience of the completed building. About two years after the VR-showings the building was completed and the staff had moved into the building. The results for the employees who saw the VR-presentation for the Semantic environment description scale (SMB) comparing the experiences of the VR-model with the experiences of the completed real building suggested that the experience of the VR-model gave a fairly accurate representation of the experience of the real building However, the reactions to the VR-model were more appreciative after the VR-show as compared with when the VR-model was compared with the real building.

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