Virtual reality is an emergent technology with the potential to offer valuable contributions to ambient assisted living. For example, it can be utilised to enhance equality of access to, and ease of use of technology. This paper introduces virtual reality technology, and presents a prototype system for intuitive file navigation and manipulation. Through a discussion and end user evaluation of system use cases, we offer commentary on the system’s potential for increasing computing confidence and competency in non-computer literate populations. Findings indicate virtual reality constitutes a viable tool for aiding users with reduced computer literacy and confidence in relation to everyday computing tasks, and therefore could be deployed as an assistive technology within such populations.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2017|
|Event||31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference - University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Jul 2017 → 6 Jul 2017
|Conference||31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference|
|Abbreviated title||BCS HCI 2017|
|Period||3/07/17 → 6/07/17|
Dickinson, M., Clawson, K., & Horsman, G. (2017). A Virtual Environment for Accessible Desktop Navigation: British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 5. Paper presented at 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, Sunderland, United Kingdom. https://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7814/1/VR_Descktop_BHCI.pdf