Designing for Usability in 3D Virtual Environments

Sawyerr, William A. and Hobbs, Mike (2014) Designing for Usability in 3D Virtual Environments. In: 2014 IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility Focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE), Karlskrona, Sweden.

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This paper is about designing 3D applications and the software design process in desktop virtual environments. Here, we introduce parts of our work on a design-focused approach to usability engineering and software development for 3D desktop virtual environments. We begin by discussing some of the current limitations in virtual environment research. We then introduce alternate perspectives for improving the usability of virtual environment applications. We highlight the need for a software development approach to designing virtual environment applications and provide some arguments for this. Finally, we conclude by providing a summary of our work-in-progress solution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Usability, usability engineering, design languages, interactive applications, elderly users, virtual environments, virtual worlds
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2016 13:57
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 16:05

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