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Navigation in Virtual Environments: Measuring Strategy and Efficiency
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract. Over the past few decades, virtual environments have gained popularity as a methodology to study spatial navigation. In these studies, participants learn an environment and then navigate between learned locations. Our work seeks to establish the connection between measures of navigation strategy and navigation efficiency in virtual environments. We also seek to establish the relation between efficiency measures and often-used self-report spatial ability measures. We have developed measures of strategy and efficiency but we are currently interested in discussing the ways in which GIScience might be applied to these data to develop richer measures.