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UK-JAPAN LOCATION-BASED VR NETWORK


JAN 2019- MAY 2020
JOINTLY FUNDED BY ESRC & AHRC

The overall intention of this knowledge exchange (KE) project was to bring together a network of academics and digital gaming industry partners in Japan and the UK to join up knowledge, begin researching the current state of VR experiences and technologies, and to understand the best methodologies for including children in the design of VR experiences for them. This was undertaken so that this knowledge can be applied to areas in which VR is evolving for children, such as entertainment, education and health care.

WEBSITE
Project blog

PUBLICATIONS
Yamada-Rice, D., Dare, E. Main, A., Potter, J., Ando, A. Miyoshi, K., Narumi, T., Beshani, S., Clark, A., Duszenko, I. Love, S., Nash, R., Rodrigues, D., Stearman, N. (2020)
Location-Based Virtual Reality Experiences for Children: Japan-UK Knowledge Exchange Network: Final Project Report. Available online here

TALKS
Invited Keynote: Clash of Realities, Cologne, Germany, 20th Nov 2019

Invited Panellist: VR & Children: Opportunities and Critiques, Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Virtual Conference, 24th June 2020

Invited Keynote: Children & VR: Gane + Design Education, PUDCAD Universal Design Education Practice Conference, 24 June 2020, virtual conference