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Virtual Reality
Human Factors in Virtual World Design:
Psychological and Sociological Considerations
This panel discussed strategies for graphical virtual world design in light of sociological and psychological human factors. The primary focus was on methods of successfully designing virtual worlds intended as social or community platforms, with special consideration of factors that may interfere with user commitment and social interaction.

Elizabeth Reid Steere
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Lynn Cherny
AT&T Research Labs

Mary Czerwinski
Microsoft Research

Beth Kolko
University of Texas at Arlington

Tammy Knipp
Florida Atlantic University

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