Abstract

Frame-of-reference interaction consists of a unified set of 3D interaction techniques for exploratory navigation of large virtual spaces in nonimmersive environments. It is based on a conceptual framework that considers 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 focus 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

7-2003

Journal or Conference Title

Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV)

Pages

34-43

Conference Date

Jul 15 - Jul 15, 2003

Publisher Place

London, UK

Publisher

IEEE

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1109/CMV.2003.1215001

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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