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Do Spatial Abilities Have an Impact on Route Learning in Hypertexts?

Kattenbeck, Markus ; Jänich, Thomas ; Kreuzpointner, Ludwig



Abstract

Metaphors of navigation have been widely used to describe the behaviour of users surfing the World Wide Web. We present the results of a web-based experiment (N=85 participants) on route learning in Wikipedia. As spatial abilities and sense of direction are known to be important for real-world wayfinding abilities, we examine the extent to which the participants are able to retrace a learned ...

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