Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications


This Handbook-with contributions from leading experts in the field-provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of virtual environments (VE). It will serve as an invaluable source of reference for practitioners, researchers, and students in this rapidly evolving discipline. It provides practitioners with a reference source to guide their development efforts and addresses technology concerns, as well as the social and business implications with which those associated with the technology are likely to grapple. While each chapter has a strong theoretical foundation, practical implications are derived and illustrated via the many tables and figures presented throughout the book. The Handbook presents a systematic and extensive coverage of the primary areas of research and development within VE technology. It brings together a comprehensive set of contributed articles that address the principles required to define system requirements and design, build, evaluate, implement, and manage the effective use of VE applications. The contributors provide critical insights and principles associated with their given area of expertise to provide extensive scope and detail on VE technology.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gavriel Salvendy
  • Guy Fogleman
  • Kay M. Stanney
  • Michael Zyda
  • Richard A. Blade
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2002


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