Product Description The Complete, Up-To-Date Guide to Building Great 3D User Interfaces for Any Application 3D interaction is suddenly everywhere. But simply using 3D input or displays isnât enough: 3D interfaces must be carefully designed for optimal user experience. 3D User Interfaces: Theory and Practice, Second Edition is todayâs 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 interactionâindispensable 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. Coverage Includes 3D user interfaces: evolution, elements, and roadmaps Key applications: virtual and augmented reality (VR, AR), mobile/wearable devices What 3D UI designers should know about human sensory systems and cognition ergonomics How proven human-computer interaction techniques apply to 3D UIs 3D UI output hardware for visual, auditory, and haptic/ tactile systems Obtaining 3D position, orientation, and motion data for users in physical space 3D object selection and manipulation Navigation and wayfinding techniques for moving through virtual and physical spaces Changing application state with system control techniques, issuing commands, and enabling other forms of user input Strategies for choosing, developing, and evaluating 3D user interfaces Utilizing 2D, âmagic,â ânatural,â multimodal, and two-handed interaction The future of 3D user interfaces: open research problems and emerging technologies Review âAn essential guide for anyone developing interfaces for Virtual and Augmented Reality gaming experiences.â âRichard Marks, Director of Magic Lab, Sony PlayStation âAn incredible resource for 3D interaction researchers and practitioners, made all the more timely and valuable with todayâs 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.â âAndy Wilson, Microsoft Research âThis 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.â âMark Billinghurst, University of South Australia About the Author 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 groupâs 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 Googleâs Advanced Technology and Products (ATAP) division.