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Design Notations for Creating Virtual Environment

Elliott, Charlene, Gary Marsden, Marion Walton and Edwin Blake (2009) Design Notations for Creating Virtual Environment. In Proceedings SAICSIT 2009, pages 7-15.

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a new design notation to improve communication in teams creating virtual environments (VEs). Our experience in creating VEs is that the programmers and designers have no common formalisms which results in ambiguity and misunderstanding in creating the final VE. After teaching a selection of specification techniques to design students, we realized that we needed to create our own formalism. This we used with designers who found the notation useful and intuitive. More importantly, the programmers were able to interpret the formalism more accurately and reduce the time required to create virtual environments.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Virtual Reality, Visual Formalism, Design Notation.
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:535
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:10 November 2009
Alternative Locations:http://www.acm.org/dl/