Navigation in 3D virtual environments: Effects of user experience and location-pointing navigation aids

  title={Navigation in 3D virtual environments: Effects of user experience and location-pointing navigation aids},
  author={Stefano Burigat and Luca Chittaro},
  journal={International Journal of Man-Machine Studies},
In this paper, we describe the results of an experimental study whose objective was twofold: 1) comparing three navigation aids that help users perform wayfinding tasks in desktop virtual environments (VEs) by pointing out the location of objects or places; 2) evaluating the effects of user experience with 3D desktop VEs on their effectiveness with the considered navigation aids. In particular, we compared navigation performance (in terms of total time to complete an informed search task) of 48… CONTINUE READING
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