|Anforderungen||Creativity Analytical skills Good programming skills knowledge of quality evaluation methods|
The topic of the PhD project is Subjective and physiological assessment of immersion and digital storytelling in new media applications. The first step is on investigating the basics of immersion in VR/AR with and without using head-mounted displays and finding methods for modelling and assessing the corresponding Quality of Experience. During this second step, the main research goals will lie in the investigation of effects of quality of presence and immersion on physiological parameters with particular focus on long-term changes in the subject’s internal state. These effects will be evaluated in ecologically valid virtual environments which implement a digital storytelling context. Since subjects typically move through virtual environments in order to perform specific interactions, a combination of different (peripheral) physiological methods as well as subjective measures will be needed to be able to assess the relevant phenomena.
Altogether, the proposed joint PhD project offers the possibility to utilize subjective and physiological evaluation methods to derive recommendations for quality, usability and interaction design in the domain of new media that are both empirically valid and reliable in practical use.