It’s a great pleasure to announce the release of our new book, Virtual Reality Methods, which went on sale today. It’s a collaborative effort by myself and Tess, with contributions from three former members of the Playful Methods lab (Calla, Tash and Eleanor) who did their masters projects on VR topics. The book is designed to demonstrate that you don’t need to be a technical expert to get started with really interesting research projects using VR.
The idea is that each chapter takes the reader through a different method, featuring a worked example of a project from the lab. These include:
Thanks to funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Groningen, the book will also be available as open access later this year.
We’re really proud of this book as an example of collaborative endeavour and the power of getting students directly involved in research projects. It’s the culmination of a couple of years of work in this area but also sets us up for a series of new projects, which are currently at different stages of development. Watch this space for updates…
Phil Jones is a cultural geographer based at the University of Birmingham.
Phil Jones, Geographer