Abstract

We present a unified set of 3D interaction techniques that demonstrates an alternative way of thinking about the navigation of large virtual spaces in non-immersive environments. Our alternative conceptual framework views navigation from a cognitive perspective—as a way of facilitating changes in user attention from one reference frame to another—rather than from the mechanical perspective of moving a camera between different points of interest. All of our techniques link multiple frames of reference in some meaningful way. Some techniques link multiple windows within a zooming environment while others allow seamless changes of user attention between static objects, moving objects, and groups of moving objects. We present our techniques as they are implemented in GeoZui3D, a geographic visualization system for ocean data

Publication Date

2002

Journal or Conference Title

User Interface Software Technology (UIST)

Volume

'02 Companion

Pages

Demonstrations, 41-42

Conference Date

Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2002

Publisher Place

Paris, France

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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