Enhanced low-cost web-based virtual tour experience for prospective students

Maria Insa Iglesias, Mark Jenkins, Gordon Morison

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Abstract

This paper presents a web-based Virtual Tour (VT) pipeline to allow organisations to develop a VT experience rapidly, which integrates a collaborative virtual environment with avatars and a 3D Environment to provide visitors an interactive and shareable experience. Users from an organisation with minimal coding experience can develop a low-cost web-based VT using a 360 camera, the Open Source tools Marzipano and Hubs, the developed software framework and documentation directly from the GitHub repository. The contribution of this work is both the software framework for use with the Marzipano, Mozilla Hubs tool and Tin Can API. A University case study along with a user evaluation demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops
PublisherIEEE
Pages677-678
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665440578
ISBN (Print)9781665411660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2021
Event28th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Online
Duration: 27 Mar 20211 Apr 2021
https://ieeevr.org/2021/ (Link to conference website)

Conference

Conference28th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
Abbreviated titleIEEE VR 2021
Period27/03/211/04/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • open source software
  • virtual tour
  • collaborative interaction
  • collaborative and social computing systems and tools
  • human-centered computing
  • information systems applications
  • human computer interaction (HCI)
  • interaction paradigms
  • web-based interaction-collaborative interaction
  • information systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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