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The effects of direction and movement of attractors on users' behavior in virtual environments.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16232034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite fast technological developments in virtual reality (VR), methodologies and guidelines for evaluating the design of virtual environments (VEs) are lacking. The theory of perceptual opportunities (POs) has previously been proposed as a basis of such a design methodology. This paper presents an empirical study investigating the effect of representation of POs on users' behavior in VEs. The effects of both direction and movement of attractor on choice of objects in a simple VE were studied. Results showed that vertical static attractors were chosen least frequently. Furthermore, there was an effect of direction for static attractors in favor of the take-off direction. Implications for VE design in the framework of POs are discussed.
Authors:
Paul Van Schaik; Clive Fencott; Jonathan Ling
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1094-9313     ISO Abbreviation:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-19     Completed Date:  2006-02-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804397     Medline TA:  Cyberpsychol Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  416-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. P.van-schaik@tees.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attention
Choice Behavior*
Discrimination Learning
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Motion Perception*
Motivation
Orientation*
Pattern Recognition, Visual*
Social Environment*
User-Computer Interface*

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