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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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The mnemonic strategy called Method of Loci has been studied for several decades, not only from educators but also by neuroscientists, psychologists and researchers from the domain of information systems (IS). The idea of the Method of Loci is to mentally place the learning content in a familiar environment. This procedure fosters an association process that combines specific items with spatial cues or places. Due to this association, it is easier to recall the information later. Researchers started to evaluate the potential lying in the idea to support the Method of Loci with a virtual environment as a template for the users mental Memory Palace. This research approach intends to optimize the design of a so called Virtual Memory Palace by evaluating the users’ mental factors spatial ability and creativity. It is hypothesized that these factors allow a user-centric and therefore optimized design in order to foster the methods effectiveness.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

The Role of Mental Factors for the Design of a Virtual Memory Palace

The mnemonic strategy called Method of Loci has been studied for several decades, not only from educators but also by neuroscientists, psychologists and researchers from the domain of information systems (IS). The idea of the Method of Loci is to mentally place the learning content in a familiar environment. This procedure fosters an association process that combines specific items with spatial cues or places. Due to this association, it is easier to recall the information later. Researchers started to evaluate the potential lying in the idea to support the Method of Loci with a virtual environment as a template for the users mental Memory Palace. This research approach intends to optimize the design of a so called Virtual Memory Palace by evaluating the users’ mental factors spatial ability and creativity. It is hypothesized that these factors allow a user-centric and therefore optimized design in order to foster the methods effectiveness.