On the Edge of a Virtual World – Investigating Users’ Preferences and Different Visualization Techniques

  • Jarkko Vatjus-Anttila
  • Leena Ventä-Olkkonen
  • Jonna Häkkilä
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8309)


This paper investigates how the edges of a limited size 3D virtual world model can be visualized. We compared five alternative visualization techniques by conducting downloading, post-processing and rendering measurements and evaluating the designs with a user study. Recommendations for UI designers working especially in the mobile computing domain are presented.


Virtual worlds user interfaces user studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarkko Vatjus-Anttila
    • 1
  • Leena Ventä-Olkkonen
    • 1
  • Jonna Häkkilä
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Internet ExcellenceUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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