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    Can audio help navigating in virtual environments? An

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    Abstract: The concept of Interaction Locus (IL) has been introduced to help the users to orient, navigate, and identify relevant interaction areas in 3D Virtual Environments (VE). The IL is a multimodal concept: it adds to the 3D visual scene parallel information channels that are perceived by other senses. In particular, the IL emphasizes the role of music as a navigation aid in a VE. The paper reports two experimental evaluations of the audio component of the IL, as implemented in the web site of a famous Italian Museum. The experiments investigated the different roles (functional or aesthetic) that a music component may play in VE navigation and content fruition. Results suggest that music plays an aesthetic role that the users appreciate very much. It can also plays a functional role, helping users to recognise scenes in a VE, provided that the users are informed in advance of the semantic linkage between music and virtual space.

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    Title : Can audio help navigating in virtual environments? An
    Abstract : Abstract: The concept of Interaction Locus (IL) has been introduced to help the users to orient, navigate, and identify relevant interaction areas in 3D Virtual Environments (VE). The IL is a multimodal concept: it adds to the 3D visual scene parallel information channels that are perceived by other senses. In particular, the IL emphasizes the role of music as a navigation aid in a VE. The paper reports two experimental evaluations of the audio component of the IL, as implemented in the web site of a famous Italian Museum. The experiments investigated the different roles (functional or aesthetic) that a music component may play in VE navigation and content fruition. Results suggest that music plays an aesthetic role that the users appreciate very much. It can also plays a functional role, helping users to recognise scenes in a VE, provided that the users are informed in advance of the semantic linkage between music and virtual space.
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    Area : Mathematics
    Language : English
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    Url : http://www.informatics.manchester.ac.uk/~antonella/files/pdf/can audio help navigating in virtual environments - an experimental evaluation.pdf
    Doi : 10.1.1.119.2855

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