About the Project
This PhD Project will investigate the spatial correlates of human spatial navigational behaviour using data collected from the mobile video game app ‘Sea Hero Quest’. It will focus on configurational and visual spatial properties of the game levels and may also address topics of landmark usage, saliency and placement.
The applicant will be involved in analysing the data collected from the app as well as creating additional data generated through spatial analyses of the different game-levels. Data from > 2 million participants will be analysed which contains coordinate and orientation tracking data during checkpoint and radial maze levels, and accuracy measures during flare levels (see www.seaheroquest.com for details). A background in spatial analysis and in particular space syntax methods would be desirable.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required (evidence required by 1 August 2017).
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
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Start Date: 2 October 2017
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