STUDYING EMBODIED INTERACTION WITH THE DESIGN ENVIRONMENT: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PRESENCE IN DESIGN?
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Gül, L. F.
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
This study characterizes the changes in designer's perception of space and interaction within the design environment while they are moving from sketching to non-immersive to immersive 3D designing. The designer's actions and speech are videotaped and analyzed using protocol analysis method. The analysis of the protocols shows that the types of representation afford different perceptual focus on the spatial properties of the design solution. This finding indicates that the designers developed a sense of presence in the the 3D immersive VE that have an impact on visuo-spatial reasoning.