|3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice||
3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice
3D interaction is suddenly everywhere. But simply using 3D input or displays isn’t enough: 3D interfaces must be carefully designed for optimal user experience. 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition is today’s most comprehensive primary reference to building state-of-the-art 3D user interfaces and interactions. Five pioneering researchers and practitioners cover the full spectrum of emerging applications, techniques, and best practices. The authors combine theoretical foundations, analysis of leading devices, and empirically validated design guidelines. This edition adds two new chapters on human factors and general human-computer interaction—indispensable foundational knowledge for building any 3D user interface. It also demonstrates advanced concepts at work through two running case studies: a first-person VR game and a mobile augmented reality application.
This extensively updated Second Edition adds coverage of new 3D UI systems, trends, technologies, and advances; and will more consistently cover practical issues by introducing three case studies that run throughout the book. It fully reflects major advances, including new generations of interactive systems that have been introduced throughout consumer, research, and industry sectors.
Moving beyond its earlier strict focus on VR, this edition reflects today's far wider applications of 3D technology. The authors have revisited and extended this book's theoretical sections with new insights, updating the examples, and adding novel areas of research. In particular, they focus on true 3D spatial user interfaces where a user's position and orientation is known, and examines research areas that have rapidly grown since the first edition. These include:
JOSEPH J. LAVIOLA, JR., Associate Professor of Computer Science, directs the Interactive Systems and User Experience Research Cluster of Excellence at the University of Central Florida.
ERNST KRUIJFF, Interim Professor for Computer Graphics and Interactive Systems at the Institute of Visual Computing, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, leads the 3DMi group’s design of multisensory 3D user interfaces.
RYAN P. McMAHAN, Associate Professor of Computer Science at UT Dallas, directs its Future Immersive Virtual Environments (FIVE) Lab.
DOUG A. BOWMAN, Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, directs its 3D Interaction Research Group and Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
IVAN POUPYREV is Technical Program Lead working on advanced interaction research at Google’s Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) division.
“An essential guide for anyone developing interfaces for Virtual and Augmented Reality gaming experiences.”
—Richard Marks, Director of Magic Lab, Sony PlayStation
“An incredible resource for 3D interaction researchers and practitioners, made all the more timely and valuable with today’s renewed interest in Virtual and Augmented reality platforms. Everyone in VR and AR can benefit from the decades of research thoughtfully organized and presented in this updated edition.”
—Andy Wilson, Microsoft Research
“This is an essential book for researchers and developers creating 3D user interfaces. If you're developing Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality experiences, or even mobile and desktop 3D applications, you need to buy this book.”
—Mark Billinghurst, University of South Australia