3D Interaction

3DI stands for "three-dimensional interaction". Our research spans 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, and applications, especially in the area of Virtual Environments (VE). Interaction in three dimensions is not well-understood, but is crucial to highly interactive VE applications like immersive education, scientific visualization, and immersive design. The mission of our lab is to perform both basic and applied research in three-dimensional (3D) interaction and VE technology, and to develop applications of VEs in a wide variety of domains.

3DI stands for "three-dimensional interaction". Our research spans 3D user interfaces, interaction techniques, and applications, especially in the area of Virtual Environments (VE). Interaction in three dimensions is not well-understood, but is crucial to highly interactive VE applications like immersive education, scientific visualization, and immersive design. The mission of our lab is to perform both basic and applied research in three-dimensional (3D) interaction and VE technology, and to develop applications of VEs in a wide variety of domains.

In addition, we are collaborating closely with the LIVE group on various research projects related to large, high-resolution displays. We are particularly interested in designing novel user interfaces and interaction techniques for large displays and multi-display environments.

The 3DI group is part of The Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI) and The University Visualization and Animation Group (UVAG). We are affiliated with the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, but work with colleagues from many different disciplines.

Recent News:

3DI members and alumni serve as chairs and present papers at IEEE VR 2007 and 3DUI Symposium 2007.

Contact: Dr. Doug A. Bowman

Directions:

2202 Kraft Dr.

VT KnowledgeWorks II

Dept of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-2508

Fax: (540) 231-6075