Using Virtual Reality to Improve Visual Recognition Skills of First Year Architecture Students: A Comparative Study

Salih Ceylan

Abstract

The use of virtual reality (VR) technologies is getting widespread throughout the world in the last years. Architecture as a prominent discipline in using digital technologies has a lot to promise about the use of VR in different areas of the profession. It can be used as a design or a representation instrument, as well as a tool in the construction processes. Accordingly, as architectural education needs to keep itself up-to-date about new technologies, the implementation of VR technologies into the architecture curriculum is supposed to be a subject to be studied by researchers working in the educational domain of architecture. This paper presents a comparative study on the use of VR technologies in the first year of architectural education to improve the visual and spatial recognition skills of students. The findings of the study indicate that VR technologies can be beneficial in various aspects like the perception of certain physical characteristics of a model, and students’ enthusiasm to participate in the design studio courses.

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in Harvard Style

Ceylan S. (2020). Using Virtual Reality to Improve Visual Recognition Skills of First Year Architecture Students: A Comparative Study.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 54-63. DOI: 10.5220/0009346800540063


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Salih Ceylan},
title={Using Virtual Reality to Improve Visual Recognition Skills of First Year Architecture Students: A Comparative Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={54-63},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009346800540063},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Using Virtual Reality to Improve Visual Recognition Skills of First Year Architecture Students: A Comparative Study
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Ceylan S.
PY - 2020
SP - 54
EP - 63
DO - 10.5220/0009346800540063