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dc.contributor.authorMoya Santos, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorGrau Carrion, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorTost Pardell, Daniela
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-24T12:11:14Z
dc.date.available2014-10-24T12:11:14Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMoya, S.; Grau, S.; Tost, D. First-person locomotion in 3D virtual environments: a usability analysis. "Journal of universal computer science", 2014, vol. 20, núm. 7, p. 1026-1045.
dc.identifier.issn0948-695X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/24468
dc.description.abstract3D Virtual Environments (VE) are becoming popular as a tool for cognitive, functional and psychological assessment. Navigation in these environments is recognized as one of the most difficult activities in 3D Virtual Environments (VE). Users unfamiliar to 3D games, specially elder persons, get puzzled when they try to virtually move an avatar through these environments. Their inability to navigate prevents them from concentrating in the task and even to finish it. In this paper, we analyze the influence of different factors in locomotion control. We investigate the impact of having the cursor fixed at the camera center or leaving it free inside the current view. We also analyze the influence of the pitch angle on the camera control. In addition, we have designed an automatic locomotion system that we compare to user-controlled locomotion. We describe a virtual scenario and a test task that we have implemented to evaluate these different methods with users of diverse profiles.
dc.format.extent20 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica
dc.subject.lcshThree-dimensional display systems
dc.subject.otherVirtual Navigation- Usability - Locomotion - Camera Control
dc.titleFirst-person locomotion in 3D virtual environments: a usability analysis
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacVisualització tridimensional (Informàtica)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GIE - Grup d'Informàtica a l'Enginyeria
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.jucs.org/jucs_20_7/first_person_locomotion_in
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument15202679
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorMoya, S.; Grau, S.; Tost, D.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameJournal of universal computer science
upcommons.citation.volume20
upcommons.citation.number7
upcommons.citation.startingPage1026
upcommons.citation.endingPage1045


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