The way users acquire spatial cognition in three dimensional user interfaces depicting an on-screen virtual environment was examined. The study consisted of learning phase and a test of learning transfer phase. The findings were discussed in terms of the impact of navigations aids and landmarks on the acquisition of route and survey knowledge in spatial cognition. Some gender differences were discussed in terms of different strategies in spatial cognition acquisition.

dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2003.12.018
International Journal of Human Computer Studies
Department of Psychology

Parush, A, & Berman, D. (Dafna). (2004). Navigation and orientation in 3D user interfaces: The impact of navigation aids and landmarks. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 61(3), 375–395. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2003.12.018