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Transdisciplinarity in extended reality (XR) research design: technological transformation and social good (co-creation session at XR + Creativity Symposium, University of Newcastle, 2020)

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Orr, N and Matthews, B and See, ZS and Burrell, A and Day, J and Gunn, M and Effenberger, SM and Petrou, C and Seengal, D, Transdisciplinarity in extended reality (XR) research design: technological transformation and social good (co-creation session at XR + Creativity Symposium, University of Newcastle, 2020), Virtual Creativity, 11, (1) pp. 163-179. ISSN 2397-9704 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1386/vcr_00048_1

Abstract

This article collates and synthesizes the discussion results of a collaborative research exercise, known as a ‘co-creation session’, formed of a multi-disciplinary group of extended reality (XR) researchers and practitioners. The session sought to develop and theorize the concept of ‘transformative technologies for good’ in creative, applied and clinical contexts. Notions of ‘cutting-edge’ practice were visited from a critical standpoint; participants established that innovation, when measured in terms of social good, challenges technological and economic paradigms of progress. Conversation between participants centred on four key areas: skills and knowledge for effective XR research, appropriate methods and sites for diffusion of XR research, the future of the field, and the possible contributions of XR and associated research to problems arising from COVID-19. The session offered further insights into research design related to composition of participant groups in terms of disciplinary knowledge, activity design, and remote digital interfaces.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:technologies, virtual reality, augmented reality, COVID-19, co-creation, extended reality, research design, social good, transdisciplinary research
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Human-computer interaction
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:See, ZS (Dr Zi Siang See)
ID Code:148971
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-02-25
Last Modified:2022-04-22
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