Pierre-Francois Gerard

Pierre-Francois Gerard
Goldsmiths, University of London · Department of Computing

Doctor of Philosophy
Founder of Metaxu.studio, a design practice creating meaningful spatial design for socialVR. Fancy joining me?


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How can we use spatial cognition to enhanced knowledge construction?


Publications (3)
Conference Paper
Based on the Method of Loci, the following experiment compares the effect of two different virtual environments on participants’ memory performance. The primary task consists of remembering a sequence of random playing cards. Each virtual environment is based on a different architectural style with a different layout. One is inspired by a Palladian...
Our current methods for storing and organizing information for knowledge formation are inefficient. We have terabytes of information stored in 'files' but the accessibility to this information is diminishing with the addition of each new file. In parallel, the widespread use of video games, mobile devices and location-based media is rapidly immersi...
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Question (1)
I am reading your paper with a lot of interest. I am actually designing a set of experiments quite close to yours. My focus is more how space/architecture is influencing the way we remember a sequence of item (playing cards). Would you like (have time) to have a look and give me your comments?
I also want to share this post with you. Cosmigraphic Michael Benson from brainpicking blog.