The Cognitive Effect of Spatial Contiguity in Procedural Training Using Mixed Reality


New technologies such as Mixed Reality (MR) are often used in procedural training to provide information to the trainee. When a trainee is faced with a visual scene with learning material, MR shows the information as a set of visual and/or auditory resources. Thus, the apprentice must perceive which resources are directly associated with the task to be executed. For this, the visual attention guide components are important, which have an impact on the improvement of information processing and on the optimization of cognitive resources. The objective of this study is to determine the cognitive effect of one of the visual attention techniques called Spatial Contiguity on students engaged in a procedural training scenario using Mixed Reality. Through a systematic literature review (SLR), related to the use of graphical user interfaces visual elements or techniques to guide visual attention in training, it was found that there are certain techniques of visual elements that guide the user's attention. Spatial contiguity, color codification, movement, and blinking are the most used. In organizing observed information, cognitive processes beyond attention influence the direction and duration of eye movements; because of this to analyze visual attention processes in the study Eye-tracking is implemented, which is a tool used to record the eye movements of subjects while they perform tasks, this allowed to measure cognitive processing of stimuli from learning materials presented. Statistically significant differences are expected to be found in measures of cognitive processing, based on different forms of spatial contiguity presentations.

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Sara Gutiérrez, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Luis Bautista, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Fernanda Maradei, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia
Julián Núñez, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

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Conference: ECADE2022
Stream: Research Methods in Art and Design

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Gutiérrez S., Bautista L., Maradei F., & Núñez J. (2022) The Cognitive Effect of Spatial Contiguity in Procedural Training Using Mixed Reality ISSN: 2758-0989 – The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education 2022 Official Conference Proceedings
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