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General session: Psychology and economics
Schedule: Friday 20th May 11:00 -11:45 Virtual Room 3
Session chair: Andrew Spink, Noldus Information Technology, The Netherlands
11:00-11:15 Measuring Behavior in Counseling Clinic Waiting Areas.
Lauralee Wikkerink and Shireen Kanakri. Ball State University, Indiana, USA
This research investigates the behaviors associated with counseling clinic waiting areas and how these behaviors relate to the occupants’ perceptions of their own behaviors. Observations are used to study client behavior and activity in the waiting room and the surveys are to gather client perceptions about the built environment.
11:15-11:30 Measuring Behavior of Low-Vision Populations Using Virtual Reality.
Lauren Ashley Hughes. and Shireen Kanakri. Ball State University, Indiana, USA
This study uses quantitative research methods to understand the critical relationship between contrast levels within the built environment and the ability of the low-vision and normal-sighted population to accurately perceive that environment, while also investigating the environmental factor of contrast and how varying levels of contrast within interior spaces affect the behavior of low-vision participants within the interior environment.