Subject Area: Media and Communication
Supervisor: Dr Leighton Evans and Dr Sian Rees
Research Degree: PhD
Thesis Title: (Working Title) Incorporating the identity-related needs of visitors with Virtual Reality systems for designing personalized interactive museum experiences.
My thesis aims to explore the interaction between museum visitors and Virtual Reality (VR) systems, incorporating the identity-related needs of museum visitors with the properties of VR systems to develop personalized interactive museum experiences.
My research will investigate how participants behave and responses to digital objects and each other in VR systems; what are the identity-related needs of museum visitors; what types of design features in VR systems can evoke a sensual, phenomenal and emotional experience.
The research outcome hopes to increase the satisfaction of museum visitors, improve the quality of cultural heritage VR content and provide valuable insights for the design of VR applications in the field of Human-Computer Interaction.