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Navigation, wayfinding and place experience within a virtual city.

Murray, Craig and Bowers, John and West, Adrian and Pettifer, Stephen and Gibson, Simon (2000) Navigation, wayfinding and place experience within a virtual city. Presence : Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 9 (5). pp. 435-447. ISSN 1054-7460

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    Abstract

    In this paper we report a qualitative study of navigation, wayfinding and place experience within a virtual city. The ‘Cityscape’ is a virtual environment (VE) in part algorithmically generated, and intended to be redolent of the aggregate forms of real cities. In the present study we observed and interviewed participants during and following exploration of a ‘desk-top’ implementation of the Cityscape. A number of emergent themes were identified which are presented and discussed. Observation of interaction with the virtual city suggested a continuous relationship between real and virtual worlds. Participants were seen to attribute real world properties and expectations to the contents of the virtual world. The implications of these themes for the construction of virtual environments modelled on real-world forms are considered.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Presence : Teleoperators and Virtual Environments
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 26080
    Deposited By: Dr Craig Murray
    Deposited On: 16 Mar 2009 13:31
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:28
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26080

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