Evaluation of wayfinding aids interface in virtual environment

Anna Wu, Wei Zhang, Bo Hu, Xiaolong Zhang

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It is difficult for a navigator to find a way to a given target location in an unfamiliar environment. Often, wayfinding guidance such as an overview map is provided to assist the navigator. However, overview maps can only show survey knowledge at one particular scale, and cannot provide other kinds of spaital knowledge (e.g. procedure knowledge) or survey knowledge at different scales. In this study, we compared effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction of three wayfinding aids, View-in-View Map (VVM), Animation Guide (AG) and Human-System Collaboration (HSC) in support of navigation in virtual reality. Our experiment results show that while an overview still outperforms AG and HSC, AG serves better for most people with ordinary spatial ability and people with superior spatial ability tends to perform better using HSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Platforms and Techniques - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783540731061
StatePublished - 2007
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4551 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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