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dc.contributor.authorBadillo, Brian Elvisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:28Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-23en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05072007-141647en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32315
dc.description.abstractMultiplatform virtual environment (VE) development is fast-becoming a realization for todayâ s developers. 3D user interfaces (3DUIs) can easily be ported to a variety of VE systems. However, few researchers have addressed the need to intelligently migrate 3DUIs across VE systems. We claim that the naïve migration of 3D interaction techniques (3DITs) to other VE systems could result in decreases in usability. We also claim that device specificity can be used to increase usability on these other VE systems. In this thesis, we have chosen three manipulation 3DITs to naively migrate across a set of four VE systems. We use an exploratory usability study to identify any usability issues stemming from our naïve migrations. After finding decreases in usability in select migrations, we redesigned two of the 3DITs for device specificity. We investigated the benefits of our redesigns with usability studies on the original, naïve, and redesigned implementations of both 3DITs. Results from our studies are mixed. In one case we demonstrate that device specificity can be used effectively to increase 3DIT migratability. As a result from our experience in this work, we have learned several lessons in device-specific design as well as 3DIT migration.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartbbadillo-ETD.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectManipulationen_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectSelectionen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Environmentsen_US
dc.subject3D Interactionen_US
dc.titleMigrating Three Dimensional Interaction Techniquesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBowman, Douglas Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPérez-Quiñones, Manuel A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCrickard, Donald Scotten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05072007-141647/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-05-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-08-03
dc.date.adate2007-08-03en_US


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