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The Design of a Virtual Trailblazing Tool

  • Daniel Iaboni
  • Carolyn MacGregor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5622)

Abstract

Trails are a proven means of improving performance in virtual environments (VE) but there is very little understanding or support for the role of the trailblazer. The Use-IT Lab is currently designing a tool, the VTrail System, to support trailblazing in VE’s. The objective of this document is to introduce the concept of trailblazing, present the initial prototype for a tool designed specifically to support trailblazing and discuss results from an initial usability study.

Keywords

trailblazing virtual environments wayfinding 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Iaboni
    • 1
  • Carolyn MacGregor
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems Design EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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