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.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV)
Jul 15 - Jul 15, 2003
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Plumlee, Matthew D. and Ware, Colin, "Integrating Multiple 3D Views through Frame-of-reference Interaction" (2003). Coordinated and Multiple Views in Exploratory Visualization (CMV). 289.