Designing Virtual Reality Systems The Structured Approach

  • Gerard Jounghyun Kim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Basics of Designing Virtual Reality Systems

  3. Creating the Virtual Reality

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 215-233

About this book


Virtual Reality (VR) is a field of study that aims to create a system that provides a synthetic experience for its users. Developing and maintaining a VR system is a very difficult task, requiring in-depth knowledge in many different disciplines, such as sensing and tracking technologies, stereoscopic displays, multimodal interaction and processing, computer graphics and geometric modeling, dynamics and physical simulation, performance tuning, etc. The difficulty lies in the complexity of having to simultaneously consider many system goals, some of which are conflicting.
Designing Virtual Reality Systems is organized in such a way that it follows a spiral development process, and for each stage, describing the problem and possible solutions for each stage. Much more hands-on than other introductory books to virtual reality, this book provides concrete examples and practical solutions to the technical challenges in building a VR system by following a specific development methodology, instead of solely explaining the high level concepts.
Part 1 covers the very basics in building a VR system in a systematic way and explains various technical issues in object modeling and scene organization. Part 2 dives into the core of virtual reality dealing with 3D multimodal interaction, designing for usable and natural interaction and creating realistic object simulation. Primarily written for first level graduate students, advanced undergraduate students and IT professionals will also find this unique and reader-friendly book a valuable guide.


3D Performance Processing complexity modeling multimodal interaction object simulation virtual reality

Authors and affiliations

  • Gerard Jounghyun Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)Korea

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-958-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-230-0
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