Project

Presentation Spaces

Presentations in virtual environments tend to suffer from a number of common problems: presenters are easily overwhelmed by unfamiliar audience activity, communication among audience members is often difficult and distracting to the presenter, and managing what you're looking at is difficult for both presenters and audience members. In this project, we designed a set of standalone components for Sun Microsystem's Project Wonderland virtual environment that can be combined into a system that addresses these core issues with presentations by taking advantage of the spatial properties of virtual worlds and creating presentation experiences that are more than recreations of face to face experiences. This work was done at Sun Labs in collaboration with the Project Wonderland research group.

Presentations in virtual environments tend to suffer from a number of common problems: presenters are easily overwhelmed by unfamiliar audience activity, communication among audience members is often difficult and distracting to the presenter, and managing what you're looking at is difficult for both presenters and audience members. In this project, we designed a set of standalone components for Sun Microsystem's Project Wonderland virtual environment that can be combined into a system that addresses these core issues with presentations by taking advantage of the spatial properties of virtual worlds and creating presentation experiences that are more than recreations of face to face experiences. This work was done at Sun Labs in collaboration with the Project Wonderland research group.