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Opportunities And Challenges For Development In Africa: An Introduction, Francis Y. Owusu Jan 2005

Opportunities And Challenges For Development In Africa: An Introduction, Francis Y. Owusu

Community and Regional Planning Publications

This special issue of GeoJournal: An International Journal of Human Geography and Environmental Sciences emerged from a series of sessions that I co-organized with one of the authors, Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang of The University of Akron at the 99th annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, held in New Orleans, LA, March 5-8, 2003. The theme of the sessions was “Africa’s Development in the 21st Century: Pertinent issues, Opportunities and Challenges”. Although the presenters were not required to use any particular conceptual framework in their analysis, collectively the 18 papers that made up the sessions addressed the following questions ...


How Real Is The Sense Of Presence In A Virtual Environment?: Applying Protocol Analysis For Data Collection, Chiu-Shui Chan, Chien-Hui Weng Jan 2005

How Real Is The Sense Of Presence In A Virtual Environment?: Applying Protocol Analysis For Data Collection, Chiu-Shui Chan, Chien-Hui Weng

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This study attempts to investigate the sense of presence in a fully immersive virtual environment. The methodology applied in this study used protocol analysis for data collection. A preliminary experiment was conducted to explore noticeable phenomena to develop a hypothesis for the final experiments. Four different virtual reality models, representing four different kinds of virtual space, were navigated in C6 (CAVE facilities) by two human subjects. Results of the research in this direction have provided valuable understanding regarding the sense of presence in the virtual environment.