Navigation assistance in virtual worlds

Elisabeth M.A.G. van Dijk, E. Rathswohl (Editor), C. Weiner (Editor), Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Antinus Nijholt, Jakob Zwiers

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Abstract

In this paper we report about ongoing research on navigation assistance in virtual environments. Our aim is to contribute to the development of forms of navigation assistance that enable non-professional visitors of a virtual environment to find their way without previous training. The environment used in this research is a virtual theatre that models a real world music theatre. This virtual theatre can be used for exploration as well as for transactions and goal-directed search for information. We first present some design principles for navigation assistance in virtual environments and some design criteria for assistance by personal agents. Subsequently we describe how these principles and criteria have been implemented in our experimental virtual theatre environment. Finally we give an overview of future research plans.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)115-125
Number of pages11
JournalInforming science
Volume6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2003

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Keywords

  • METIS-212899
  • Navigation assistance
  • EWI-9967
  • Personal agents
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • virtual environments
  • IR-60420

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van Dijk, E. M. A. G., Rathswohl, E. (Ed.), Weiner, C. (Ed.), op den Akker, H. J. A., Nijholt, A., & Zwiers, J. (2003). Navigation assistance in virtual worlds. Informing science, 6, 115-125.

van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Rathswohl, E. (Editor); Weiner, C. (Editor); op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus; Zwiers, Jakob / Navigation assistance in virtual worlds.

In: Informing science, Vol. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 115-125.

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van Dijk, EMAG, Rathswohl, E (ed.), Weiner, C (ed.), op den Akker, HJA, Nijholt, A & Zwiers, J 2003, 'Navigation assistance in virtual worlds' Informing science, vol 6, pp. 115-125.

Navigation assistance in virtual worlds. / van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Rathswohl, E. (Editor); Weiner, C. (Editor); op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus; Zwiers, Jakob.

In: Informing science, Vol. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 115-125.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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