Development and Specification of Virtual Environments

B.W. van Schooten

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    This thesis concerns the issues involved in the development of virtual environments (VEs). VEs are more than virtual reality. We identify four main characteristics of them: graphical interaction, multimodality, interface agents, and multi-user. These characteristics are illustrated with an overview of different classes of VE-like applications, and a number of state-of-the-art VEs. To further define the topic of research, we propose a general framework for VE systems development, in which we identify five major classes of development tools: methodology, guidelines, design specification, analysis, and development environments. Of each, we give an overview of existing best practices.
    Original languageUndefined
    • van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G., Advisor
    • Nijholt, Antinus, Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date17 Apr 2003
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs90-75296-06-1
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2003


    • EWI-6568
    • METIS-212848
    • IR-66294
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors

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