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Virtual Reality on a WIM: Interactive Worlds in Miniature

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Virtual Reality on a WIM: Interactive Worlds in Miniature
This paper explores a user interface technique which augments an immersive head tracked display with a hand-held miniature copy of the virtual environment. We call this interface technique the Worlds in Miniature (WIM) metaphor. By establishing a direct relationship between life-size objects in the virtual world and miniature objects in the WIM, we can use the WIM as a tool for manipulating objects in the virtual environment. In addition to describing object manipulation, this paper explores ways in which Worlds in Miniature can act as a single unifying metaphor for such application independent interaction techniques as object selection, navigation, path planning, and visualization. The WIM metaphor naturally offers multiple points of view and multiple scales at which the user can operate, all without requiring explicit modes or commands. Informal user observation indicates that users adapt to the Worlds in Miniature metaphor quickly and that physical props are helpful in manipulating...
Richard Stoakley, Matthew Conway, Randy F. Pausch
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Type Conference
Year 1995
Where CHI
Authors Richard Stoakley, Matthew Conway, Randy F. Pausch
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