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Travis, D., Watson, T. and Atyeo, M.
Human Psychology in Virtual Environments
Interacting with Virtual Environments. John Wiley & Sons. Chichester
The design of virtual environments can be approached profitably from the point of view of behavioural science. A review of current applications suggests that an early and continual focus on users-although widely accepted as vital in the design of these applications-is being ignored in favour of a focus on the technology. One example of this can be found in the use of immersion as a defining characteristic of virtual environments: this defining characteristic ignores the tasks that the user may wish to solve. By adopting user performance criteria in the design of virtual environments, we can be sure that the focus is placed on the user and the user's capabilities.