Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMoya Santos, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorGrau Carrión, Sergi
dc.contributor.authorTost Pardell, Daniela
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
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.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.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.subject.lemacVisualització tridimensional (Informàtica)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GIE - Grup d'Informàtica a l'Enginyeria
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMoya, S.; Grau, S.; Tost, D.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of universal computer science

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder