• Anders Kalsgaard Møller
  • Jonas Høier Christiansen
4. term, Engineering Psychology, Master (Master Programme)
Current folder systems do not offer enough support for recalling the location of files. Neither do they provide enough information about the context in order for the users to know where the files are located in the system. The purpose of this study was to investigate if it was possible to create a system with better support for perception of the spatial dimension, and if this enhanced the users’ ability to recall objects. It was also investigated if more kontextual information about the locations would help the users’ awareness of their location in the system.

A prototype system was created which supported perception of the spatial dimension by using a house metaphor. Furthermore, it provided contextual information by using a map. The prototype system was used in an experiment where it was tested if the test subjects were able to find music albums located in the system. The experiment showed that the test subjects were significantly better at finding music albums in the prototype system compared to a control system. The experiment also showed that the test subjects used the mini-map to get a better overview.
Publication date31 May 2012
Number of pages96
ID: 63445078