Proceedings of the 2022 European Conference on Computing in Construction


Conducting user studies in engineering education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Fulya Tasliarmut 1, Andrea Vogt 2, Michael Montag 3, Steffi Zander 3, Christian Koch 1
1 Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany
2 Universität Ulm, Germany
3 Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2022.207
Abstract: In this paper, we report about our experiences on adapting ongoing laboratory research of a supervised Virtual Reality (VR) study to a remotely conducted unsupervised desktop-based application. Challenges in the context of participant recruitment, pre-/post-test, and our application are illustrated in conjunction with the corresponding transformations. In addition, based on a qualitative problem analysis by an interdisciplinary team of experts, recommendations for future studies and transformations of VR lectures are derived from the findings and experiences of this project.
Keywords: XR, virtual reality, user study, adaptation

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