Wayfinding, Storytelling, and Structuring Interaction in Virtual Reality (VR)

Speakers

Peter F. Guenther
Instructor, Grand Circus Detroit

Start

September 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

End

September 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Wayfinding, Storytelling, and Structuring Interaction in Virtual Reality (VR)

Navigating larger-scale virtual spaces presents difficulties for learners. The difficulties and the solutions parallel those in eLearning but take unique forms in VR. How do learners know where they are? How do learners know where to go or look next? How can multiple paths be presented and organized?

In this session, you will look to architecture, web, and eLearning design for wayfinding solutions in virtual reality. You will learn a variety of spatial, visual, and storytelling strategies to help direct the learner and minimize extraneous load. You will explore alternate solutions to wayfinding issues and leave with a toolkit of strategies to use in various situations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the unique wayfinding issues that VR presents
  • How to examine wayfinding strategies used in eLearning and web design
  • How to contrast wayfinding strategies in architecture
  • About spatial and visual strategies for situating VR users

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