VR and Laser-Based Interaction in Virtual Environments Using a Dual-Purpose Interaction Metaphor

Frank Steinicke, Timo Ropinski, Klaus H. Hinrichs
Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on New Directions in 3D User Interfaces, page 61--64 - 2005
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In this paper we present a dual-purpose interaction metaphor for desktop-based and virtual reality (VR) interaction in VR system environments. Many VR interaction techniques enable users to perform 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) manipulation tasks. However, designers of most GUIs have only standard desktop devices in mind for using them. Therefore porting desktop applications to VR systems often fails since no techniques exist for making the full functionality of the GUI accessible to the user. VR interaction techniques lack support for combining both VR and desktop-based interaction, e.g., the control of the operating system and 2D menu handling. In this paper we present a dual-purpose interaction metaphor based on laser pen interaction, which is capable of performing both desktop-based and VR interaction tasks.

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@InProceedings\{SRH05e,
  author       = "Steinicke, Frank and Ropinski, Timo and Hinrichs, Klaus H.",
  title        = "VR and Laser-Based Interaction in Virtual Environments Using a Dual-Purpose Interaction Metaphor",
  booktitle    = "Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on New Directions in 3D User Interfaces",
  pages        = "61--64",
  year         = "2005",
  publisher    = "IEEE Press",
  url          = "http://basilic.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/Publications/2005/SRH05e"
}

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