A platform for developing and fine tuning adaptive 3D navigation techniques for the immersive web

Ahmed Kamal, Carlos Andujar
2021 The 26th International Conference on 3D Web Technology  
Navigating through a virtual environment is one of the major user tasks in the 3D web. Although hundreds of interaction techniques have been proposed to navigate through 3D scenes in desktop, mobile and VR headset systems, 3D navigation still poses a high entry barrier for many potential users. In this paper we discuss the design and implementation of a test platform to facilitate the creation and fine-tuning of interaction techniques for 3D navigation. We support the most common navigation
more » ... phors (walking, flying, teleportation). The key idea is to let developers specify, at runtime, the exact mapping between user actions and virtual camera changes, for any of the supported metaphors. We demonstrate through many examples how this method can be used to adapt the navigation techniques to various people including persons with no previous 3D navigation skills, elderly people, and people with disabilities.
doi:10.1145/3485444.3487643 fatcat:cspoa7sdrbdllp3q2b3fdubs2q