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Evaluating motion constraints for 3D wayfinding in immersive and desktop virtual environments

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Evaluating motion constraints for 3D wayfinding in immersive and desktop virtual environments
Motion constraints providing guidance for 3D navigation have recently been suggested as a way of offloading some of the cognitive effort of traversing complex 3D environments on a computer. We present findings from an evaluation of the benefits of this practice where users achieved significantly better results in memory recall and performance when given access to such a guidance method. The study was conducted on both standard desktop computers with mouse and keyboard, as well as on an immersive CAVE system. Interestingly, our results also show that the improvements were more dramatic for desktop users than for CAVE users, even outperforming the latter. Furthermore, the study indicates that allowing the users to retain local control over the navigation on the desktop platform helps them in familiarizing themselves with the 3D world. ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information Interfaces and Presentation: User Interfaces-Interaction styles; I.3.6 Computer Graphics: Methodology and Te...
Niklas Elmqvist, Mihail Eduard Tudoreanu, Philippa
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CHI
Authors Niklas Elmqvist, Mihail Eduard Tudoreanu, Philippas Tsigas
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