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2021, 3(5): 407-422

Published Date:2021-10-20 DOI: 10.1016/j.vrih.2021.09.002

Lessons learned from requirements gathering for virtual reality simulators


This paper shows how current collaborative virtual environments (VEs) such as Mozilla Hubs and AltspaceVR can aid in the task of requirements gathering in VR for simulation and training.
We performed a qualitative study on our use of these technologies in the requirements gathering of two projects.
Our results show that requirements gathering in virtual reality has an impact on the process of requirements identification. We report advantages and shortcomings that will be of interest to future practitioners. For example, we found that VR sessions for requirements gathering in current VEs could benefit from better pointers and better sound quality.
Current VEs are useful for the requirements gathering task in the development of VR simulators and VR training environments.


Human computer interaction ; Virtual environment ; Requirements gathering ; Globally dispersed teams ; VR simulators and training

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Vivian GÓMEZ, Kelly PEÑARANDA, Pablo FIGUEROA. Lessons learned from requirements gathering for virtual reality simulators. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, 2021, 3(5): 407-422 DOI:10.1016/j.vrih.2021.09.002


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