Volume 13, Number 6

Exploring Virtual Reality Application in Tourism: VR Bukit Puteri


Maizan Mat Amin, Wan Mohd Rizhan Wan Idris, Normala Rahim, Nur Saadah Mohd Sapri, Ismahafezi Ismail, Wan Malini Wan Isa and Muhammad Hazwan Mohamad, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia


Virtual Reality technologies can play essential role for the success of tourism inventiveness. Hence, this application entitled VR Bukit Puteri is designed and developed as a medium to promote and attract tourists to visit this natural cultural heritage place in Terengganu. This application is particularly very useful for the user to get information or learn interactively about history and artifacts of Bukit Puteri. The interaction design lifecycle model had been implemented in the development of this application. In addition, the gaze interaction technique had been successfully used to add more interactivity and user-friendliness to this application. The framework, interface design, testing and expert evaluation may also serve as guidelines in developing similar VR application in another domain. The author would consider gamification elements, engaging activities, 360’ VR experiences to be proposed to enhance VR applications for the future. These engagement elements can be a great counterpart to increase user experience in virtual world.


Virtual reality, tourism, expert evaluation, historic place, mobile based VR application.