Geometrical Hong Kong; An Immersive and Interactive Virtual Reality Tour

Shirley Geng Xu, Huaxin Wei

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic research


Geometrical Hong Kong is an interactive virtual reality (VR) documentary that provides the audience an immersive touring experience of the lesser-known but visually stunning and highly functional architectural design of Hong Kong public housing estates. In a first-person view, the audience can navigate a series of buildings by changing positions, view the interior and exterior, and listen to brief audio introductions of the architecture. In the design and production of this piece, we formed an indie VR production model that aimed to architect an immersive and interactive experience at an affordable cost. To realize this goal, we chose a simple interaction model and consumer technologies, but emphasized quality cinematography and script writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationEngage with CHI
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356206, 9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2018


  • 360-degree
  • Documentary
  • Hong Kong architecture
  • Interactive narrative
  • Interactive tour
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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