Computer science students of the Cooperative State University of Loerrach are developing a solution of citizen participation using virtual reality meeting rooms. Therefore they created a set of different rooms as a browser based setup.
These rooms can be used by the public administration to communicate information to the citizens as an easy usable solution.
The rooms were implemented using the Unity 3D VR engine and the Oculus Rift VR headset.
3 types of rooms:
Lobby: Presentation of different type of information (pictures, PDF, videos). Visitors can enter the room without registration anytime, no limit to the number of visitors.
Presentation hall: A speaker is holding a presentation at a certain time, voice chat, visitors can enter the room without registration, no limit to the number of visitors.
Meeting room/round table: a room for workshops for a small number of registered visitors. Visitors can talk to each other via voice chat and can see the avatars of the other people.