summaery2018: Projects

Comprehensible Navigation in Immersive Virtual Reality

Project information

submitted by

Tim Weißker


Pauline Bimberg, Laura Simon


M.Sc. Tim Weißker, Dr. Alexander Kulik, Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröhlich

Faculty / Section:

Degree programme:
Computer Science and Media (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Human-Computer Interaction (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation

Research project


Summer semester 2018

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Bauhausstraße 11
    (VR-Labor, 008)

Project description online

Have you ever lost your orientation in an unknown city? While moving through space, our brains accumulate inputs from the senses to build complex cognitive maps of the environment. In Virtual Reality, the way we navigate through large-scale scenes strongly affects this process. Physical walking through the tracking space or driving a virtual car are very comprehensible in this regard. In contrast, magic metaphors like teleportation to arbitrary locations heavily impair your spatial awareness of the environment. Commercial VR applications, nevertheless, increasingly implement teleportation variants because they rarely induce symptoms of simulator sickness.

In this project, we aim for navigation techniques that minimize the risk of simulator sickness while at the same time allowing users to maintain a high level of spatial awareness during travel. In our demo, you will be able to test our implemented prototypes and your spatial orientation skills in Virtual Reality.

Email: tim.weissker[at]

Exhibition Location / Event Location