Using virtual environments to assess directional knowledge

@inproceedings{Waller2004UsingVE,
  title={Using virtual environments to assess directional knowledge},
  author={David V. Waller and Andrew C. Beall and Jack M. Loomis},
  year={2004}
}
Computer-simulated (virtual) environments offer several potential advantages over traditional means (e.g. paper and pencil tests) of assessing people’s spatial knowledge of large-scale environments. We examined the relative accuracy and precision with which people estimated directions among unseen landmarks in a large familiar environment using five different methods. People estimated directions (1) in the real environment, (2) in an immersive virtual environment, (3) in a desktop virtual… CONTINUE READING
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