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Design Guidelines for Landmarks to Support Navigation in Virtual Environments

By Norman G. Vinson

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

Topics: Applied Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human Computer Interaction
Publisher: ACM Press, New York, NY, USA
Year: 1999
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:3297
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