Navigation assistance for wayfinding in the virtual environments: taxonomy and a survey
Dodiya, J. and Alexandrov, V. (2008) Navigation assistance for wayfinding in the virtual environments: taxonomy and a survey. In: 18th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2008), Yokohama, Japan.
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Efficient Navigation is essential for the user-acceptance of the Virtual Environments (VEs), but it is also inherently, a difficult task to perform. Resulting research in the area provides users with great variety of navigation assistance in VEs however it is still known to be inadequate, complex and suffers through many limitations. In this paper we discuss the task of navigation in the virtual environments and record the wayfinding assistance currently available for the VEs. The paper introduces taxonomy of navigation and categorizes the aids on basis of the functions performed. The paper provides views on current work performed in the area of non-speech auditory aids. Further we conclude by providing views on the important areas that require further investigation and research.