Dane Webster, assistant professor of animation and 3-D modeling and area coordinator of creative technologies in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ School of Visual Arts, routinely enhances user experience by using visualizations in projects. One such project is his Paspahegh project, which is a 3-D virtual re‐creation of a Native American village near Jamestown that was active during the earliest days of European settlement in Virginia. The layout and artifacts of the village are based on archaeological data, illustrations, and journals from the period. The Paspahegh project is part of Virtual Jamestown, a collaborative teaching-learning-research project created by Crandall Shifflett, history professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
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