General Performance Takeaways
Despite conducting collaboration testing with Bob Levy from Immersion Analytics, the collaboration feature did not work smoothly during the class activity. I had everyone enter the room created by Immersion Analytics' provided Lobby Address. I was the host and had opened a .viz file that was displayed on my Oculus. When the class entered the collaboration space, however, they couldn’t see any graphs. They could only see the galaxy background.
=> Thus, I switched to an alternative collaboration activity that relied on more external communication than inherent Immersion Analytics features. Class members exited the virtual room, and, instead, they opened the previously downloaded .viz files in their individual Immersion Analytics environment. I split the class into partner groups, and both partners went to Main Menu --> Experiences --> and opened the .viz files. As a group, they communicated to simultaneously look at the same graphs, and because they were in the same physical room, they discussed out loud their findings. Additionally, they filled out this Google Form to share their opinions on how Immersion Analytics supports collaboration efforts as defined in this Seven Scenarios paper.
People complained about glitchy performance. When I conducted a test run with Bob Levy from Immersion Analytics, the performance was optimal with no lag. Thus, the class proposed that it might be the room’s wifi.