Perception of approaching and retreating floor-projected shapes in a large, immersive, multimedia learning environment

Igor Dolgov, David A. Birchfield, Michael McBeath, Harvey Thornburg, Christopher G. Todd

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Abstract

Perception of floor-projected moving geometric shapes was examined in the context of the Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Laboratory (SMALLab), an immersive, mixed-reality learning environment. As predicted, the projected destinations of shapes which retreated in depth (proximal origin) were judged significantly less accurately than those that approached (distal origin). Participants maintained similar magnitudes of error throughout the session, and no effect of practice was observed. Shape perception in an immersive multimedia environment is comparable to the real world. One may conclude that systematic exploration of basic psychological phenomena in novel mediated environments is integral to an understanding of human behavior in novel human-computer interaction architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)623-630
Number of pages8
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Volume108
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems

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