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      Enactive Approaches to Designing and Understanding Immersive Interactive Virtual Environments in Mental Healthcare

      Proceedings of the 33rd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (BCS HCI 2020)
      Human Computer Interaction
      6 July 2020
      Immersive Interactive Virtual Environments, Enactivism, Human Computer Interaction, Mental Health, Narrative Techniques, Convivial Tools, Co-Design, Generative Exercises


            Recent work demonstrates the potential benefits of narrative techniques for individuals with traumas that underpin many mental health problems. Likewise, research over the last decade highlights possibilities for immersive technologies in providing ways for clinicians and patients to benefit from the delivery of therapeutic interventions. However, while immersive technologies are maturing to the point of being easily configurable in a range of spaces, evidence is lacking on their efficacy and integration into healthcare settings. This research aims to understand how immersive interactive virtual environments (IIVEs), as viewed through an enactivist lens, could provide opportunities for healthcare providers to incorporate narrative techniques into mental health interventions.


            Author and article information

            July 2020
            July 2020
            : 73-76
            [0001]Northumbria University

            CoCreate, School of Design

            Newcastle upon Tyne

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            Proceedings of the 33rd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            BCS HCI 2020
            Keele University, UK
            6 July 2020
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction
            Convivial Tools,Immersive Interactive Virtual Environments,Narrative Techniques,Co-Design,Generative Exercises,Enactivism,Human Computer Interaction,Mental Health


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