The Virtual Playground
is an engaging simulation environment for children between 9 and 12 y. old, which is used for research in evaluating interactivity
in virtual environments
. Children wear 3D glasses and use a 3D computer mouse (called a "wand") to design a virtual playground. In this playground, the child user assumes the role of a designer that must carry out tasks, such as planning the layout of the playground by modifying, resizing and placing its various elements. These tasks require solving mathematical fraction problems.
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makebelieve participated, with Visual Acuity, as a member of EPOCH, the European Research Network on Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage. EPOCH was an EU funded network of about 100 European cultural institutions joining their efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of the use of Information and Communication Technology for Cultural Heritage.
Read more: EPOCH European Network of Excellence in Cultural Heritage