Print Email Facebook Twitter Effects of head-slaved navigation and the use of teleports on spatial orientation in virtual environments Title Effects of head-slaved navigation and the use of teleports on spatial orientation in virtual environments Author Bakker, N.H. Passenier, P.O. Werkhoven, P.J. TNO Technische Menskunde Publication year 2003 Abstract The type of navigation interface in a virtual environment (VE) - head slaved or indirect - determines whether or not proprioceptive feedback stimuli are present during movement. In addition, teleports can be used, which do not provide continuous movement but, rather, discontinuously displace the viewpoint over large distances. A two-part experiment was performed. The first part investigated whether head-slaved navigation provides an advantage for spatial learning in a VE. The second part investigated the role of anticipation when using teleports. The results showed that head-slaved navigation has an advantage over indirect navigation for the acquisition of spatial knowledge in a VE. Anticipating the destination of the teleport prevented disorientation after the displacement to a great extent but not completely. The time that was needed for anticipation increased if the teleport involved a rotation of the viewing direction. This research shows the potential added value of using a head-slaved navigation interface - for example, when using VE for training purposes - and provides practical guidelines for the use of teleports in VE applications. Subject PerceptionFeedbackInterfaces (computer)Knowledge engineeringLearning systemsVirtual realityHead-slaved navigationPortalsaccuracyadolescentadultanticipationarticlecontrolled studydisorientationfemalehumanhuman experimentmalemental capacitynormal humanpractice guidelinespatial orientationtask performancevirtual realityAdolescentAdultCognitionFemaleHumansMaleMovementNetherlandsProprioceptionSpace PerceptionTask Performance and AnalysisUser-Computer Interface To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3508163b-b41e-4ec9-a65d-1e12232c197d DOI https://doi.org/10.1518/hfes.188.8.131.52234 TNO identifier 12226 Source Human Factors, 45 (1), 160-169 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.