Wayfinding Evaluation in Virtual Environments

The following study is part of the research work within the master's thesis "Multiplatform Tool for Comparative Wayfinding Evaluation in Virtual Ambients" by Leonardo Bareño, under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Figueroa, Systems and Computer Engineering Department, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia).

Purpose of Study

Compare the user behavior between combinations of several implementations (Quest and Web), and locomotion techniques. Users will have a chance to explore a challenging virtual environment, while appreciating 3D models of Colombian prehispanic artifacts.

Quest Modality

Requirements:

Quest - Installation Instructions:

Web Modality

Requirements:

Recommended:

Steps to participate

  1. Send email to contact.lb.apps@gmail.com , mentioning which modality you want to participate (Quest or Web). A confirmation email will be sent to you, containing a participant ID number and access instructions. Please check if the confirmation mail was redirected to the Spam folder of your mail account.
  2. Inside the application: Enter the ID number, perform the tutorial and then the test itself. It will be finished when 5 objects have been found or 10 minutes have passed, whichever happens first.
  3. At the end of the test, information will be provided so you can fulfill a questionnaire from your PC or mobile.

In case of any question or problem, do not hesitate to contact at the email address referred above.

Raffle

On May 27, 2021, users who meet the conditions will participate in the raffle for a USD $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Conditions

Informed Consent

By fulfilling the forms and using the test applications, you accept to participate in the study and consent to transmit the gathered data (character pose tracking and events inside the virtual environment). Sensible information such as names or email addresses will NOT be shared or used en any type of communication. For purposes of oral o written communications, experiment performance results will only be used.

By using the Quest application modality, you declare to be informed about health and safety warnings issued by the hardware manufacturer at https://securecdn.oculus.com/sr/oculusquest-warning-english

Credits

3D models contributed by students from the L3A (Andean Art and Archaeology Laboratory) research team, Universidad de los Andes.