The Visual Computer

, Volume 26, Issue 6–8, pp 619–628 | Cite as

Usability evaluation of virtual reality interaction techniques for positioning and manoeuvring in reduced, manipulation-oriented environments

  • Diego Martinez
  • Suzanne Kieffer
  • Jonatan Martinez
  • Jose P. Molina
  • Benoit Macq
  • Pascual Gonzalez
Original Article


This paper introduces some novel interaction techniques based on the concepts of composite positioning and composite manoeuvring (described in the paper). In contrast with other previous proposals, these techniques have been designed and evaluated in the context of a user centred process. The results of this evaluation and some relevant findings for the field of human computer interaction are also described.


Virtual reality Interaction techniques Usability evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Martinez
    • 1
  • Suzanne Kieffer
    • 2
  • Jonatan Martinez
    • 1
  • Jose P. Molina
    • 1
  • Benoit Macq
    • 2
  • Pascual Gonzalez
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigacion Informatica de Albacete (I3A)Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)La ManchaSpain
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Teldetection et Telecommunications (TELE)Universite Catholique du Louvain (UCL)Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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