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Evaluating distributed cognitive resources for wayfinding in a desktop virtual environment.

Smith, Shamus. P. and Hart, J. (2006) 'Evaluating distributed cognitive resources for wayfinding in a desktop virtual environment.', 1st IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces : 3DUI 2006 Alexandria, Va, 25-26 Mar 2006.

Abstract

As 3D interfaces, and in particular virtual environments, become increasingly realistic there is a need to investigate the location and conguration of information resources, as distributed in the humancomputer system, to support any required activities. It is important for the designer of 3D interfaces to be aware of information resource availability and distribution when considering issues such as cognitive load on the user. This paper explores how a model of distributed resources can support the design of alternative aids to virtual environment wayfnding with varying levels of cognitive load. The waynding aids have been implemented and evaluated in a desktop virtual environment.

Item Type:Conference item (Paper)
Keywords:Navigation, Distributed cognition, Resource allocation, Virtual environment, Cognitive load, Cooperative evaluation.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (310Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/VR.2006.60
Publisher statement:©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Record Created:16 Jan 2009
Last Modified:16 Jun 2011 09:28

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