JOB OFFER - Full-time junior researcher: user experience assessment of immersive media

(30-08-2019) We are looking for a new colleague!

We are looking for a full-time junior researcher (doctoral fellow) who will be involved in various research projects, where measurement methods are developed and used to understand and optimize interactions between humans and immersive technologies (Virtual Reality, games, etc.). We use both subjective (eg. self-reporting) and objective (eg. eye tracking) measurements. For this we use our media experience lab in De Krook, where various technologies are set up (such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, eye-tracker, EEG equipment, etc.). Because it is important to keep an eye on the industry, we try to keep the lab up-to-date with the latest gadgets.

Apply for this job before October 2, 2019

Do you want to know more about the type of experiments we are setting up? Find out here!

In this experiment, we explore the virtual counterpart of the social inhibition effect, better known as the audience effect. We do this by measuring the impact of the presence of ‘others’ on task performance and learning ability. Participants are placed in a virtual environment, and are assigned to three possible conditions: 1) participants perform the task alone, 2) participants are being watched by ‘real’ people (a looped 360° video), and 3) participants are being watched by virtual 3D avatars.