The Virtual World
The virtual environment is Chinese-themed. The Student and master practice
Tai Chi in a pavilion overlooking a sparkling lake. Surrounding the lake are
rock cliffs and soft mountains shrouded in mist. It is dusk. A full moon
has risen into the dark blue sky in the East, but the orange glow of the
setting sun can still be seen on the Western horizon.
The Guest Experience
Besides creating an appropriate virtual environment, the team will extend the
Chinese theme to include the motion capture lab itself and all interaction with
the guest. The goal is to create a peaceful environment conducive to concentration
and the practice of Tai Chi.
experience design doc
Some ideas we've had include:
-playing traditional Chinese music
-using candles or other non-fluorescent lighting
-projecting images on wall during calibration
-hiding computer equipment from view
Currently guests receive continuous feedback on their performance by visually
comparing the master and their own virtual representation. The team is
conducting a formal experiment to determine what
visualization techniques are most effective.
other feedback ideas
This implementation of the trainer will use a 'man behind the curtain' to change the
experience based on the guest's verbal commands.
other user interface ideas