Recently I have been researching areas related to my project.
These areas include:
- Online & Virtual communication
- Augmented reality
- Emigration statistics
- Gesture and Body based interaction.
I have gathered academic resources from the college library, Google scholar, the ACM digital library, IEEE website etc. These have all provided excellent papers, articles, books and case studies. After meeting my supervisor, she was happy with my progress. She pointed out to me that I have been researching augmented reality as well as mixed reality and that I need to position myself on one or the other. After researching the both areas I believe mixed reality is where my project belongs. Mixed reality encompassing both augmented reality and augmented virtuality. Thisrefers to the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualisations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. I intend to have the background of the user incorporated into the 3D environment. I was also pointed in the direction forms of communication from a HCI and CSCW point of view in the home. With these topics in mind its time to start the first draft of the initial two chapters of my Thesis.