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Preliminary Investigations into the Usability of 3D Environments for 2D GIS Users

Lu, Y-T; Ellul, C; Skarlatidou, A; (2016) Preliminary Investigations into the Usability of 3D Environments for 2D GIS Users. In: Proceedings of the 24th GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2016) conference. Greenwich GIS Research Group: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Although the need for 3D GIS is growing, migrating from traditional 2D to 3D GIS can be frustrating due to the familiarity of users with 2D. This paper describes a preliminary investigation into the problems that users encounter when migrating from 2D to 3D environments from a theoretical perspective and via two usability evaluation tests: Cognitive Walkthrough and User Testing. As expected, the results demonstrate the influence of 2D perceptions when interacting with 3D GIS and that users experienced more difficulties interacting in 3D, resulting in lower confidence and satisfaction.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Preliminary Investigations into the Usability of 3D Environments for 2D GIS Users
Event: 24th GIS Research UK (GISRUK 2016) conference
Dates: 30 March 2016 - 01 April 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/services/events/gisruk20...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: 3D GIS, usability, usability evaluation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060060
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