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Goda perlaviciute - iZovator

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22 maart 2012

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Goda perlaviciute - iZovator

  1. 1. Date 22-03-2012 | 1 Experiencing nature in virtual realityGoda  Perlaviciute  (g.perlaviciute@rug.nl)  Dr.  Roos  Pals  (r.pals@rug.nl)  
  2. 2. Date 22-03-2012 | 2 Current  research  integrates:  1.  Knowledge  of  the  posi@ve  effects  of  nature  on  the   well-­‐being  of  people.    2.  Possibility  to  recreate  natural  environments  in  a  3D   virtual  seHng.      
  3. 3. Date 22-03-2012 | 3Numerous  experiments  show  that  contact  with  nature  promotes:   §  restora@on  from  stress  and  mental  fa@gue     §  affec@ve  restora@on:  mood  improvement   §  cogni@ve  restora@on:  beKer  concentra@on   §  physiological  restora@on:  e.g.  blood  pressure,   heart  rate,  cor@sol  levels    Ques@on:     What  causes  these  restora@ve  effects?  
  4. 4. Date 22-03-2012 | 4 AKen@on  restora@on  theory  Restora@on  is  more  likely  to  occur  in  environments  with  restora@ve  characteris@cs  (Kaplan  &  Kaplan,  1989):  §  Fascina@on  §  Being  away  (Novelty  &  Escape)  §  Coherence    §  Compa@bility  
  5. 5. Date 22-03-2012 | 5Fascina@on  AKen@on  is  drawn  effortlessly  
  6. 6. Date 22-03-2012 | 6Novelty  Different  than  your  daily  environment  
  7. 7. Date 22-03-2012 | 7Escape  Free  from  reminders  of  daily  hassles  and  obliga@ons  
  8. 8. Date 22-03-2012 | 8Coherence  Everything  fits  well  in  the  surroundings  
  9. 9. Date 22-03-2012 | 9Compa@bility  A  good  fit  between  the  person  and  the  environment  
  10. 10. Date 22-03-2012 | 10Does virtual nature possess restorative characteristics?
  11. 11. Date 22-03-2012 | 11Meet  Roos…  
  12. 12. Date 22-03-2012 | 12Study:  Restora@on  in  a  natural  versus  an  urban  environment  
  13. 13. Date 22-03-2012 | 13Measures  ›  Perceived  Restora@ve  Characteris@cs  Ques@onnaire  (PCRQ;   Pals,  et  al.  2009)   -  Novelty   -  Escape   -  Fascina@on   -  Coherence   -  Compa@bility  ›  Self  reported  restora@on  ›  Preference  ›  Pleasure  and  Arousal  
  14. 14. Date 15-09-2011 | 14Results  765 Butterfly Garden4 Shopping Center321 Novelty Escape Fascination Coherence
  15. 15. Date 15-09-2011 | 15 Results  765 Butterfly Garden4 Shopping Center321 Restoration Preference Pleasure Arousal
  16. 16. Date 22-03-2012 | 16Study:  Restora@on  in  a  virtual  buKerfly  garden  compared  to  a  virtual  urban  neighbourhood
  17. 17. Date 22-03-2012 | 17 Results  7654 VR Butterfly Garden3 VR Urban Neighbourhood210 Novelty Escape Fascination Coherence Compatibility
  18. 18. Date 22-03-2012 | 18Results  7654 VR Butterfly Garden VR Urban Neighbourhood3210 Restoration Preference Pleasure Arousal
  19. 19. Date 22-03-2012 | 19Study:  Restora@on  in  a    virtual  versus  a  real  buKerfly  garden  
  20. 20. Date 22-03-2012 | 20Results   7 6 5 Virtual Butterfly Garden 4 Real Butterfly Garden 3 2 1 Novelty Coherence Fascination Escape
  21. 21. Date 22-03-2012 | 21Results   7 6 5 4 Virtual Butterfly Garden Real Butterfly Garden 3 2 1 0 Restoration Preference Pleasure Arousal
  22. 22. Date 22-03-2012 | 22Virtual reality opens new opportunities tostudy people’s perceptions of nature andallows to develop important insights inhuman-environment relationships.
  23. 23. Date 22-03-2012 | 23Effects  of  natural  versus  non-­‐natural  objects  on  restora@ve  characteris@cs  of  nature  
  24. 24. Date 22-03-2012 | 24Effects  of  different  types  of  nature  on  residen@al   quality  of  life  
  25. 25.       Date 22-03-2012 | 25       Thank  you!    g.perlaviciute@rug.nl   r.pals@rug.nl  

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