A virtual reality investigation of the impact of wallpaper pattern scale on qualitative spaciousness judgments and action-based measures of room size perception

Governess Simpson, Ariadne Sinnis-Bourozikas, Megan Zhao, Sahar Aseeri, Victoria Interrante

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Abstract

Visual design elements influence the spaciousness of a room. Although wallpaper and stencil patterns are widely used in interior design, there is a lack of research on how these surface treatments affect people’s perception of the space. We examined whether the dominant scale of a wallpaper pattern (i) impacts subjective spaciousness judgments, or (ii) alters action-based measures of a room’s size. We found that both were true: participants reported lower subjective ratings of spaciousness in rooms covered with bolder (larger scale) texture patterns, and they also judged these rooms to be smaller than equivalently-sized rooms covered with finer-scaled patterns in action-based estimates of their egocentric distance from the opposing wall of the room. This research reinforces the utility of VR as a supporting technology for architecture and design, as the information we gathered from these experiments can help designers and consumers make better informed decisions about interior surface treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality and Augmented Reality - 15th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2018, Proceedings
EditorsHirokazu kato, Sue Cobb, Victoria Interrante, Didier Stricker, Patrick Bourdot
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages161-176
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030017897
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event15th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Oct 22 2018Oct 23 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11162 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other15th International Conference on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, EuroVR 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period10/22/1810/23/18

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Keywords

  • Egocentric distance judgments
  • Interior design
  • Spaciousness perception
  • Virtual environments
  • Wallpaper patterns

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Simpson, G., Sinnis-Bourozikas, A., Zhao, M., Aseeri, S., & Interrante, V. (2018). A virtual reality investigation of the impact of wallpaper pattern scale on qualitative spaciousness judgments and action-based measures of room size perception. In H. kato, S. Cobb, V. Interrante, D. Stricker, & P. Bourdot (Eds.), Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - 15th EuroVR International Conference, EuroVR 2018, Proceedings (pp. 161-176). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11162 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01790-3_10