Title: Development of a hospital virtual tour with virtual reality-based panorama

Authors: Adhistya Erna Permanasari; Dian Anggriawan Hidayat; Sunu Wibirama; Intan Sulistyaningrum Sakkinah; Dayang Rohaya Awang Rambli

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia ' Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia ' Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia ' Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia ' Computer and Information Science Department, Universiti Teknonologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 31750 Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: Information technology has an important role in socialising the institutional profile of hospitals as public services. Virtual reality (VR) technology, along with panoramic photography as a multimedia component, supports the need for visualisation that can be made almost as real as the original. In this study, we utilised VR to introduce hospital buildings and their rooms. The multimedia development life cycle method was used in this development. The study aims to analyse the effect of text cueing on panoramic design. Users can explore the hospital tour virtually. User experience questionnaire (UEQ) was used to evaluate each application. The significance level of the comparisons was tested by using the Wilcoxon test. In general, the UEQ assessed both applications in the range above average to excellent scores. The experimental results showed that the approach can enhance user experience aspects such as attractiveness, stimulation, and novelty. Perspicuity, dependability, and novelty were not significantly improved according to the Wilcoxon result. This study implies that using text cueing enhances user experience in a virtual tour with panoramic VR.

Keywords: virtual reality; VR; panoramic photography; text cueing; user experience questionnaire; UEQ; Wilcoxon.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2021.10040268

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2021 Vol.30 No.2, pp.119 - 131

Received: 16 Nov 2019
Accepted: 06 Apr 2020

Published online: 24 Aug 2021 *

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