Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165) (1997)
Aug. 27, 1997 to Aug. 28, 1997
M.K.D. Coomans , Fac. of Archit., Building & Planning, Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
H.J.P. Timmermans , Fac. of Archit., Building & Planning, Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
Virtual reality based user interfaces (VRUIs) are expected to bring about a revolution in computing. VR can potentially communicate large amounts of data in an easily understandable format. VR looks very promising, but it is still a very new interface technology for which very little application oriented knowledge is available. As a basis for such a future VRUI design theory, a taxonomy of VRUIs is required. A general model of human computer communication is formulated. This model constitutes a frame for the integration of partial taxonomies of human computer interaction that are found in the literature. The whole model constitutes a general user interface taxonomy. The field of VRUIs is described and delimited with respect to this taxonomy.
graphical user interfaces; virtual reality user interfaces; VRUIs; VR; understandable format; interface technology; application oriented knowledge; future VRUI design theory; human computer communication; partial taxonomies; human computer interaction; general user interface taxonomyIEEE Conference on Information Visualisation (IV '97)
H. Timmermans and M. Coomans, "Towards a taxonomy of virtual reality user interfaces," Proceedings. 1997 IEEE Conference on Information Visualization (Cat. No.97TB100165)(IV), London, England, 1997, pp. 279.