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Designing for navigation and wayfinding in 3D learning spaces

Minocha, Shailey; Hardy, Christopher Leslie and Reeves, Ahmad John (2011). Designing for navigation and wayfinding in 3D learning spaces. In: SIG meeting: What Evidence Do We Have That Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds Change Practice, 15 April 2011, London, UK.

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Abstract

The ease of navigation and wayfinding in 3D learning spaces can impact on student learning experiences and their ability to conduct activities. In this case, we will report how we derived design guidelines for navigation and wayfinding in 3D learning spaces to aid designers and educators. Our research involved empirical investigations (user observations and interviews) involving students, educators, designers and literature review relating to web usability, game usability and navigation mechanisms in real‐world environments. In our presentation, we will discuss a subset of the design guidelines and present best practice examples for navigational aids such as maps, paths, signs, landmarks and teleportation.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University, UK
Not SetNot SetJoint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Extra Information: Published in: What Evidence Do We Have That Games, Simulations and Virtual Worlds Change Practice? Edited by Martin Oliver, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London. Published by London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London, 2011
Keywords: 3D learning spaces; 3D virtual worlds; learning spaces; learner experience; navigation; Second Life; wayfinding; T802C
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 29333
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 11:37
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 15:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29333
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