Towards a taxonomy of virtual reality user interfaces

M.K.D. Coomans, H.J.P. Timmermans

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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. In this paper, 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 constitutes a general user interface taxonomy. The field of VRUIs is described and delimited with respect to this taxonomy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualization (IV97), 27-29 August 1997, London
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8076-8
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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