Design and evaluation of navigation techniques for multiscale virtual environments


Conference Paper

The design of virtual environments for applications that have several levels of scale has not been deeply addressed. In particular, navigation in such environments is a significant problem. This paper describes the design and evaluation of two navigation techniques for multiscale virtual environments (MSVEs). Issues such as spatial orientation and understanding were addressed in the design process of the navigation techniques. The evaluation of the techniques was done with two experimental and two control groups. The results show that the techniques we designed were significantly better than the control conditions with respect to the time for task completion and accuracy. © 2006 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kopper, R; Ni, T; Bowman, DA; Pinho, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2006

Published In

  • Proceedings Ieee Virtual Reality

Volume / Issue

  • 2006 /

Start / End Page

  • 175 - 182

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 1424402247

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781424402243

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/VR.2006.47

Citation Source

  • Scopus