An Explanation of the Codebook for Analysing XR Development



XR development strategy, XR development reference codebook, Industry 4.0 (I4.0), XR project analysis and assessment


The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of virtual systems during physical isolation. Extended Reality (XR) is an alternative to disruptions of physical reality. Therefore, there is a need to increase the development of XR projects. This paper provides a reference codebook to identify critical elements for developing or assessing any XR project. The review of the paper "Analysis of Caribbean XR Survey Creates an XR Development Strategy as a Path to the Regional Metaverse Evolution" provided the codes. The analysis of the development strategy’s elements identified factors that encourage XR project creation, completion, and accelerated development. The codebook consists of 24 codes, grouped into categories: strategy and policy, financial, software, human resources, training, geographic, industry sector, design, UX, and I4.0. It employs a three-step process: code familiarisation, code application, and analysis and assessment of coded information. A concise summary table facilitates easy usage. The codebook provides a systematic approach to analyse XR development from ideation to Proof of Concept. It enables stakeholders to identify core requirements, prioritise factors of influence, allocate resources, and select target markets. These codes also assist in evaluating ongoing initiatives and identifying areas for improvement or refinement. Stakeholders can use the codebook for post-mortem analyses to inform strategic actions and optimise future XR projects. This paper’s value is a clearly defined set of codes influencing XR project development with a recommended usage process. Stakeholders can leverage these codes to unlock the potential of XR projects to enhance their impact, originality, and market effectiveness.


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How to Cite

Rameshwar, J. R., & King, G. S. (2023). An Explanation of the Codebook for Analysing XR Development. International Journal of Advanced Virtual Reality, 1(2), 52–69.



Literature Review Articles
Received 2023-07-12
Accepted 2023-09-06
Published 2023-12-19