Developing and Evaluating Two Gestural-Based Virtual Environment Navigation Methods for Large Displays

  • Paulo Dias
  • João Parracho
  • João Cardoso
  • Beatriz Quintino FerreiraEmail author
  • Carlos Ferreira
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


In this paper we present two methods to navigate in virtual environments displayed in a large display using gestures detected by a depth sensor. We describe the rationale behind the development of these methods and a user study to compare their usability performed with the collaboration of 17 participants. The results suggest the users have a better performance and prefer one of them, while considering both as suitable and natural navigation methods.


Navigation in virtual environments Gestural interaction 3DUIs 



The authors are grateful to all volunteer participants. This work was partially founded by National Funds through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, in the context of the project PEst-OE/EEI/UI0127/2014, and by the Program “Partilha e Divulgação de Experiências em Inovação Didática no Ensino Superior Português” (84/ID/2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Dias
    • 1
    • 2
  • João Parracho
    • 1
  • João Cardoso
    • 1
  • Beatriz Quintino Ferreira
    • 2
    Email author
  • Carlos Ferreira
    • 2
    • 3
  • Beatriz Sousa Santos
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.DETI/UA- Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and InformaticsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.IEETA- Institute of Electronics and Telematics Engineering of AveiroUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.DEGEI/UA – Department of Economics, Management and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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