Accession Number : ADA201086


Title :   Grasping Reality Through Illusion: Interactive Graphics Serving Science


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Brooks, Jr, Frederick P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201086.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : This document three related subjects: virtual-worlds research-the construction of real-time three dimensional illusions by computer graphics; some observations about interfaces to virtual worlds; and the coming application of virtual-worlds techniques to the enhancement of scientific computing. We need to design generalized interfaces for visualizing exploring, and steering scientific computations. These interfaces must be direct-manipulation, not command-string; interactive, not batch; 3-D, not 2-D; multi-sensory, not just visual. Needed are generalized research results for 3-D interactive interfaces. More is known than gets reported, because of a reluctance to share unproven results. The author proposes a shells-of-certainty model for such knowledge. Keywords: Man machine systems, Human factors. Author.


Descriptors :   *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , INTERFACES , ILLUSIONS , THREE DIMENSIONAL , REAL TIME , COMPUTATIONS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE