Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Metaphor-aware 3D navigation

Russo dos Santos, Cristina; Gros, Pascal;Abel, Pierre;Loisel, Didier;Trichaud, Nicolas; Paris, Jean-Pierre

INFOVIS 2000, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, October 9-10, 2000, Salt Lake City, USA

Anyone who has ever experienced three-dimensional (3D) interfaces will agree that navigating in a 3D world is not a trivial task. The user interface of traditional 3D browsers provides simple navigation tools that allow the user to modify the camera parameters such as orientation, position and focal. Using these tools, it is frequent that, after some movements, the user is lost in the virtual 3D space and usually tries to restart from the beginning. This paper presents how the 3D navigation problem is addressed in the context of the CyberNet project [2]. Our underlying principle is to help the user navigate by adapting the navigation tool to the virtual world. We feel that the navigation schemes provided by the 3D browsers are too generic for some specific 3D tools and we have developed adaptive navigation features that are dependent on the 3D metaphor used for visualizing the information and on the user's task.    

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Title:Metaphor-aware 3D navigation
City:Salt Lake City
Department:Data Science
Eurecom ref:774
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+774, doi = {}, year = {2000}, title = {{M}etaphor-aware 3{D} navigation}, author = {{R}usso dos {S}antos, {C}ristina and {G}ros, {P}ascal and {A}bel, {P}ierre and {L}oisel, {D}idier and {T}richaud, {N}icolas and {P}aris, {J}ean-{P}ierre}, booktitle = {{INFOVIS} 2000, {IEEE} {S}ymposium on {I}nformation {V}isualization, {O}ctober 9-10, 2000, {S}alt {L}ake {C}ity, {USA}}, address = {{S}alt {L}ake {C}ity, {UNITED} {STATES}}, month = {10}, url = {} }
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