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Author Kaur, Kulwinder ♦ Sutcliffe, Alistair ♦ Maiden, Neil
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
Publisher IEE
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Coherent Approach ♦ Difficulty Finding ♦ Introduction Virtual Environment ♦ Perceptual Misjudgements ♦ Virtual Environment ♦ User Frustration ♦ Abstract Space ♦ Current F ♦ User Interaction ♦ New Possibility ♦ Common Problem ♦ Human-computer Interface Design ♦ Novel Interface Style ♦ Interaction Design ♦ Major Interaction Problem ♦ Interaction Technique ♦ Usability Problem ♦ Available Interaction ♦ Computer-based Interface ♦ Difficult Technical Issue ♦ Low Usability
Description Introduction Virtual environments (VEs) provide a computer-based interface to a real-life or abstract space, using 3D graphics and 3D interaction techniques. VEs represent a novel interface style which offers new possibilities and challenges to human-computer interface design. However, studies of the design of VEs (Kaur et al., 1996) show that designers lack a coherent approach to design, especially interaction design. Designers appear to be pre-occupied with difficult technical issues and think little about supporting user interaction. However, major interaction problems have been found with current VEs, such as disorientation, perceptual misjudgements and difficulty finding and understanding available interactions (McGovern, 1993; COVEN, 1997). These common problems have been known to result in user frustration and a low usability and acceptability for the VE (Kaur et al., 1996; Miller 1994). Guidance is needed on interaction design for VEs to avoid such usability problems.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1998-01-01
Publisher Institution In Advanced 3D Virtual Interfaces, The 3D Interface For The Information Worker (IEE