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How Useful are Virtual Reality Simulations to the Field of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design? A Case Study

This study aimed to evaluate whether Virtual Reality (VR) technology could effectively simulate a park to reveal the psychological anxiety that the elements and the environment of the park generated in park visitors. VR technology is considered to be highly useful to simulate real-life situations that are otherwise too costly or risky to experience. Therefore, we attempted to utilize VR technology as a simulation tool for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) process and review, along with conducting a stability evaluation of urban parks with a high crime rate. In this study, we created a computer 3D model virtual space based on an actual city park and then developed VR simulation which can be evaluated at the human eye level using Unreal Engine 4. The prepared VR simulation was conducted through the questionnaires and interviews with participants wearing Headmounted display (HMD) devices.

Autor / Author: Noh, Seungmin; Lee, Yumi
Institution / Institution: Seoul National University/South Korea; Seoul National University/South Korea
Seitenzahl / Pages: 9
Sprache / Language: Englisch
Veröffentlichung / Publication: JoDLA − Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 4-2019
Tagung / Conference: Digital Landscape Architecture 2019 – Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design
Veranstaltungsort, -datum / Venue, Date: Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany 22-05-19 - 25-05-19
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Keywords (en): Virtual reality, unreal engine, landscape design tool
Paper review type: Full Paper Review
DOI: doi:10.14627/537663018
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