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Interfaces to Mobile Virtual Reality

Marsden, Gary and Nicholas Tip (2005) Interfaces to Mobile Virtual Reality. In Proceedings Mobile HCI, Salzburg, Austria.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe a project which uses PDAs to provide an interactive experience with a virtual environment. In particular, we focus on the navigational aspects of allowing the users to move through, and view, the environment. As this system will be deployed in a museum, it was crucial that the navigation be as intuitive as possible. To that end, we developed and evaluated two prototypes: one was based purely on gesture, whilst the other used a combination of gesture and keypad. For the purposes of our application, the combination of keypad and gesture provided the most effective.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:interfaces usability mobile devices PDA virtual reality
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:216
Deposited By:Maunder, AJ
Deposited On:06 October 2005