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VU-Flow: A Visualization Tool for Analyzing Navigation in Virtual Environments
Authors: Chittaro L., Ranon R., Ieronutti L.
Published in: Special Issue on Visual Analytics, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, November/December 2006, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 1475-1485.
Abstract: This paper presents a tool for the visual analysis of navigation patterns of moving entities, such as users, virtual characters or vehicles in 3D Virtual Environments (VEs). The tool, called VU-Flow, provides a set of interactive visualizations that highlight interesting navigation behaviors of single or groups of moving entities that were the VE together or separately. The visualizations help to improve the design of VEs and to study the navigation behavior of users, e.g., during controlled experiments. Besides VEs, the proposed techniques could also be applied to visualize real-world data recorded by positioning systems, allowing one to employ VU-Flow in domains such as urban planning, transportation, and emergency response.
Copyright: © IEEE 2006. IEEE holds the legal copyright to this work. This is a preprint version of the article. The original publication is available here.