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Design Guidelines for Landmarks to Support Navigation in Virtual Environments

Vinson, Norman G. (1999) Design Guidelines for Landmarks to Support Navigation in Virtual Environments. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Unfamiliar, large-scale virtual environments are difficult to navigate. This paper presents design guidelines to ease navigation in such virtual environments. The guidelines presented here focus on the design and placement of landmarks in virtual environments. Moreover, the guidelines are based primarily on the extensive empirical literature on navigation in the real world. A rationale for this approach is provided by the similarities between navigational behavior in real and virtual environments.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:guidelines, landmarks, navigation, wayfinding, virtual environments, virtual reality, urban planning
Subjects:Psychology > Applied Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction
ID Code:3297
Deposited By:Vinson, Norman G.
Deposited On:04 Dec 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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