Creating Healing Environments Through Virtual Augmented Reality: How Technology Can Help Nature Deficit Disorder in Children

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Title:
Creating Healing Environments Through Virtual Augmented Reality: How Technology Can Help Nature Deficit Disorder in Children
Physical Description:
Project in lieu of thesis
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunlop, Brittney
Publisher:
School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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Abstract:
Many children growing up in urban environments today have never formed a relationship with nature. To them, it is inaccessible. Even though sustainability and the “green” movement are at the forefront of popular trends, will this really last if the youngest of us does not have any deep rooted values? The strongest beliefs are fostered with a personal experience. On the other hand, we have had a rapid boom in smart technology. People everywhere are “connected.” It has dramatically changed many aspects of our culture. However, the segment of the population that has been the most receptive to these rapid changes are children. They have more access to computers, iphones, and tablets than parks. These devices have replaced parks, playgrounds, and backyards as traditional places for recreation and leisure. Although, technology does not have to be at odds with nature. It can be used as a stepping stone to reconnect children to the environment. This thesis aims to create a small oasis in an urban environment, aided by computer gaming technology, it uses the principles of Attention Restoration Therapy to create an accessible and welcoming environment where kids can experience a piece of nature and start building appreciation for nature and ecology.
General Note:
Landscape Architecture terminal project

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida Institutional Repository
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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AA00016060:00003


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