User experience of safety training and hazardous work settings in virtual environments

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (edited version). Original at  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AUS_Navy_090325-N-2959L-542_Astronauts_Tom_Marshburn%2C_left%2C_and_Dave_Wolf_train_for_a_spacewalk_in_the_Integrated_EVA-RMS_Virtual_Reality_Simulator_Facility_at_Johnson_Space_Center.jpg

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique M. Lasco [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (edited version – not related to the study described here).

My PhD journey has now reached a point where data collection stage is finally at hand. Here’s what I am looking for, perhaps someone knows people who might be interested in participating.

My aim is to study how users experience safety training and hazardous work settings in virtual environments. The study approach is phenomenological analysis, and I am searching for about 15 people to be interviewed for an hour or so.

People who a) work and b) have gone through a virtual environment mediated training in contexts such as mining, minerals in general, chemicals, use of various kinds of large vehicles, would be perfect for this.

The aim of the study is,

  1. To describe the user experience of the virtual environment or context, and
  2. To examine what affected the experience and how it came about.

In case you want to know more, check out the research poster (the study focus and design has developed further from that, but it will sum up the basics): Teras Marko Research Poster. pdf

To contact me:

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/markoteras
Twitter: https://twitter.com/markoteras
Email: marko.teras(at)postgrad.curtin.edu.au

Thanks!

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