German-Austrian project D-TRAS represented with article and presentation at HICSS-2023
The annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is one of the worldwide longest running scientific conference in the field of information technology management. The project took part at the conference and presented own article "Towards Design Principles for Experimental Simulations in Virtual Reality – Learning from Driving Simulators".
In experimental research, virtual reality (VR) technologies can serve as a tool to enable and conduct research, e.g. to study human behaviour in specific situations. A prime example is VR-based driving simulators, which enable automotive researchers to gather knowledge while reducing costs and complexity compared to field studies with real cars.
The use of carefully designed VR-based experiments can provide researchers with deeper insights into human behaviour. Therefore, the D-TRAS "Towards Design Principles for Experimental Simulations in Virtual Reality – Learning from Driving Simulators" derived general design principles for VR experiments based on the literature on VR-based driving simulations. In particular, the literature on warning simulators, that is particularly important for D-TRAS project, is used for this purpose.