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A virtual reality experiment for improving the navigational recall: What can we learn from eye movements of high- and low-performing individuals?


Lokka, Ismini-Eleni; Cöltekin, Arzu (2018). A virtual reality experiment for improving the navigational recall: What can we learn from eye movements of high- and low-performing individuals? In: 3rd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Zürich, 14 January 2018 - 14 January 2018, 28-33.

Abstract

In its broader scope, this paper is concerned about understanding how (visualization) designs of virtual environments (VE) interact with navigational memory. We optimized the design of a VE for route learning following specific visualization guidelines that we derived from previous literature, and tested it with a typical navigational recall task with 42 participants. Recall accuracies of our participants widely vary. We hypothesize that by analyzing the eye movements of high- and low-performing participants in a comparative manner, we can better understand this variability, and identify if these two groups rely on different visual strategies. Such efforts inform the visualization designs, and in turn, these designs can better assist people. Those who perform poorly in navigational tasks for reasons such as lack of training or differences in visuospatial abilities might especially benefit from such assistance. In this paper, we present our concept for a work-in-progress study and provide the relevant background.

Abstract

In its broader scope, this paper is concerned about understanding how (visualization) designs of virtual environments (VE) interact with navigational memory. We optimized the design of a VE for route learning following specific visualization guidelines that we derived from previous literature, and tested it with a typical navigational recall task with 42 participants. Recall accuracies of our participants widely vary. We hypothesize that by analyzing the eye movements of high- and low-performing participants in a comparative manner, we can better understand this variability, and identify if these two groups rely on different visual strategies. Such efforts inform the visualization designs, and in turn, these designs can better assist people. Those who perform poorly in navigational tasks for reasons such as lack of training or differences in visuospatial abilities might especially benefit from such assistance. In this paper, we present our concept for a work-in-progress study and provide the relevant background.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:14 January 2018
Deposited On:30 Jan 2019 15:42
Last Modified:30 Jan 2019 15:45
Publisher:ETH Zurich
Additional Information:Buchtitel: Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000222473
Official URL:https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/bitstream/handle/20.500.11850/222473/ET4S2018_06_Lokka_PDFA.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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