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TRANSFER OF SPATIAL KNOWLEDGE IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Comparing the acquisition of spatial knowledge between head mounted displays and desktop displays
University of Skövde, School of Informatics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project starts with the idea to develop a game to train people in evacuation drills. The game has to allow people to learn evacuation plans. To do it, the core aspect to be considered is the transfer of spatial knowledge from a virtual environment. Hence in this study, the transfer of spatial knowledge has been evaluated. In particular, the acquisition from a virtual environment has been compared between head mounted display and desktop display. 26 subjects have participated in the experiment. They have been divided in two groups: the first group played the game with a desktop display, the second group played with a head mounted display. The collected data and feedback underline that it is possible to acquire spatial knowledge from a virtual environment, and that participants who used a desktop display obtain more nformation than participants who used head mounted display.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
spatial knowledge, evacuation, HMD, desktop display, serious game
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-11591OAI: diva2:859887
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Educational program
Serious Games - Master's Programme
Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-13Bibliographically approved

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