Risk Analysis (Assessment) Using Virtual Reality Technology : Effects of Subjective Experience: An Experimental Study

Professorship/Faculty: Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment  
Author(s): Puschmann, Patrick; Horlitz, Tina ; Wittstock, Volker; Schütz, Astrid  
Title of the Journal: Procedia CIRP
ISSN: 2212-8271
Publisher Information: Amsterdam [u.a.] : Elsevier
Year of publication: 2016
Volume: 50
Pages: 490-495
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.04.115
Depending on the specific design phase and relevant goals, engineers have various options to visualize machine tool development. This study examined two types of visualization (e.g. concerning complexity, colors, animations, vividness) using VR technology. More than 25 experts were asked to identify and assess hazards in two 3D-models that differed in complexity. Besides technical aspects, we tested whether psychological aspects such as sense of “being there” and the quality of the risk assessment were affected by the type of the 3D-representation. Furthermore the relations between the user‘s traits (e.g. conscientiousness, risk perception, etc.) and the properties of the 3D-models were explored.
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Document Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/41772
Year of publication: 9. March 2017