Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Spatial Cognition


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Berendt

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German Science Foundation (Graduate Program for Cognitive Science and project Räumliche Strukturen in Aspektkarten / Spatial Structures in Aspect Maps)
People often perceive spaces in a way that is "distorted" when compared to "objective" reality. This holds for physical spaces, for virtual 3D spaces, and for other virtual spaces like information spaces. Using experimental studies and cognitive models, we have investigated the involved strategies of mentally organizing and processing information, and we have derived recommendations for the design of virtual spaces and usage interfaces. A topic of current research are the implications for usage interfaces in ubiquitous environments.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Berendt
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