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Using virtual menus in a virtual environment
Author(s): Richard H. Jacoby; Stephen R. Ellis
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Paper Abstract

Virtual environment interfaces to computer programs in several diverse application areas are currently being developed. The users of virtual environments will require many different methods to interact with the environments and the objects in them. This paper reports on our use of virtual menus as a method of interacting with virtual environments. Several aspects of virtual environments make menu interactions different from interactions with conventional menus. We review the relevant aspects of conventional menus and virtual environments, in order to provide a frame of reference for the design of virtual menus. We discuss the features and interaction methodologies of two different versions of virtual menus which have been developed and used in our lab. We also examine the problems associated with our original version, and the enhancements incorporated into our current version.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1668, Visual Data Interpretation, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.59654
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Richard H. Jacoby, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Stephen R. Ellis, NASA/Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1668:
Visual Data Interpretation
Joanna R. Alexander, Editor(s)

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