Media Technology MSc

To the Moon and Back: A Study on the Overview Effect in the Virtual Reality Environment


Abstract

Numerous studies proved the ability of VR technology to elicit cognitive shift. The aim of this small-scale research was to investigate to what extent cognitive shift described as the overview effect can be evoked in the VR environment. The results of data from a one-factor repeated measures experimental design confirmed that significant differences in the attitude of participants occurred, when pre-test and post-test condition compared. The most impact was demonstrated in relation to perception of Earth and appreciation of life.

Reference

Joanna Mania, To the Moon and Back: A Study on the Overview Effect in the Virtual Reality Environment. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage, 2019.