A Virtual reality-based training environment designed for hands-on experience of software development

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2018
Güleç, Ulaş
This thesis study proposes an environment that provides an interactive virtual reality experience for individuals about the tasks of software development process starting from requirement analysis through software testing. The environment transports participants to the virtual world of a software development organization where they experience development problems. In this environment, the participant takes on the role of a novice software developer being recruited into a virtual software development organization who should work alongside five virtual characters, played by artificial intelligence. This virtual world has a unique time-line where some virtual characters serve as the company guide. This exclusive viewpoint draws participants from the 2D separation of the classical experience and places them into the virtual world of software development. Therefore, participants have a chance to experience the problems occurred in software development process created for simulation. To understand the effectiveness of the system it was tested with 32 students who are studying at computer engineering department. According to the results obtained from the tests, the designed training platform is a useful tool that can be efficiently used in the training of individuals about the software development process.

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U. Güleç, “A Virtual reality-based training environment designed for hands-on experience of software development,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.