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Moving towards virtual identity : enabling accessible motion capture for Metaverse users and their avatars

Fusco, M. (2023) Moving towards virtual identity : enabling accessible motion capture for Metaverse users and their avatars.

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Abstract:This MSc thesis explores through Design Thinking how Metaverse users can be facilitated in capturing movements for their Metaverse avatars to achieve self-expression and identity creation in the Metaverse. This problem arose from information obtained from the literature research conducted to understand how the Metaverse is structured and to create a framework for companies seeking to prepare for the Metaverse. The literature review shed light on a problem faced by individual Metaverse users: motion capture equipment for capturing movements is too expensive and not accessible to Metaverse users and its avatars. Therefore, the stages of the Design Thinking process consisted of brainstorming sessions with Metaverse users and other stakeholders to generate solutions to the aforementioned problem, along with an interview with a Metaverse expert to validate these ideas. This led to two initial prototypes, which a second Metaverse expert then validated to create two final prototypes in the deliver phase of the Design Thinking process. Finally, the two final prototypes were validated by Metaverse users, contributing to the conclusion focused on how Metaverse users can capture her movements in an accessible way for her Metaverse avatars. The solutions to this problem should ultimately assist the individual Metaverse user's self-expression and virtual identity.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Movella, Enschede, The Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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