First Responders’ Spatial Working Memory of Large-Scale Buildings: Implications of Information Format

@article{Shi2019FirstRS,
  title={First Responders’ Spatial Working Memory of Large-Scale Buildings: Implications of Information Format},
  author={Yangming Shi and Jing Du and Shyam Prathish Sargunam and Eric D. Ragan and Qi Zhu},
  journal={Computing in Civil Engineering 2019},
  year={2019}
}
In emergency events, first responders often have to build an accurate spatial working memory of unfamiliar spaces in a short time period. This study investigates the impact of information format on first responders’ short-term spatial memory of large-scale spaces via a human-subject experiment (n=63). A virtual model was created to simulate a real building on Texas A&M University campus. A total of 28 building components were modified in the virtual model. Participants were asked to review the… 
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