Pictorial Communication In Real And Virtual Environments

Pictorial Communication In Real And Virtual Environments

by Stephen Ellis, Ellis Ellis
     
 

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Advances in the quality and accessibility of computer graphics has provided new pictorial displays and the tools with which to control them. These new display technologies have focused interest on how to design the static and dynamic images they produce to ensure effective communication. This book, based on the conference on Spatial Displays and Spatial instruments

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Advances in the quality and accessibility of computer graphics has provided new pictorial displays and the tools with which to control them. These new display technologies have focused interest on how to design the static and dynamic images they produce to ensure effective communication. This book, based on the conference on Spatial Displays and Spatial instruments held at the Asilomar Conference Centre in 1987, focuses on the geometry of this communication. It is intended to be a source book of theoretical analysis, experimental demonstrations and practical examples from a range of contributors interested in pictorial communication, from medical artists to astronauts. The book offers the theoretical background and practical guidance needed by designers of contemporary 2D and 3D graphical computer interfaces. Its major contribution lies in its outlining of the elements of human perception and motor control which underlie the geometric design of head-mounted graphics for virtual reality displays.

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The 39 internationally-authored chapters address perceptual, physiological, scientific, and engineering issues that affect successful pictorial communication. Topics presented reflect work in the broad range of disciplines which contribute to the field: visual and spatial perception, human factors and ergonomics, telerobotics, manual and supervisory control, cartography, scientific visualization, and medical illustration. Any changes for the second edition (first was 1991) are not noted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780748400089
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/04/1991
Pages:
614
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

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