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1998

The Virtual Venue: User-Computer Interaction in Information-Rich Virtual Environments

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The Virtual Venue: User-Computer Interaction in Information-Rich Virtual Environments
We present a virtual environment application that allows users to access embedded information within an immersive virtual space. Due to the richness and complexity of this environment, efficient and easy-to-use interaction techniques are a crucial requirement. The ‘‘Virtual Venue’’ seamlessly combines both two- and three-dimensional interaction techniques into a single system and utilizes previously reported as well as novel techniques that fit the task of information access. We present tools for user control of the system, travel through the environment, and information retrieval, as well as authoring tools for the creation of information-rich virtual environments. A usability study and its results are also presented and discussed. The study indicates that the use of abstract information that is tightly coupled to the virtual environment can be quite successful in enhancing the relevance of both the environment and the information. Results also show that the set of well-cons...
Doug A. Bowman, Larry F. Hodges, Jay David Bolter
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where PRESENCE
Authors Doug A. Bowman, Larry F. Hodges, Jay David Bolter
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