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Since the introduction of graphical user interfaces (GUI) and two-dimensional (2D) displays, the concept of space has entered the information technology (IT) domain. Interactions with computers were re-encoded in terms of fidelity to the interactions with real environment and consequently in terms of fitness to cognitive and spatial abilities. A further(More)
The "Virtual Sky" project, currently in progress at the Eurocontrol R&D Center investigates the applicability and usability of three-dimensional stereoscopic environment for air traffic control. The present study is embedded within the Virtual Sky project and consists of a first exploratory empirical study. At the beginning of the study, interviews with(More)
<b>Motivation</b> -- To identify a suitable interaction modality -among the ones currently implemented in a three-dimensional (3D) environment for Air Traffic Control- for allowing interactive exploration of and gathering information about 3D weather structures. <b>Research approach</b> -- A usability study entailing four interaction modalities (also(More)
The present study is embedded within the Virtual Sky project, currently undergoing at the EUROCONTROL R&D Center, which aims to investigate the potentiality of a 3D stereoscopic environment for ATC. This paper describes the design of visualizations and interactions within a multidisciplinary framework for the empirical analysis of the applicability of(More)
41 Abstract— The Virtual Sky project sponsored by the Eurocontrol Research Center focuses on the creation of three-dimensional stereoscopic environments for Air Traffic Control. One problem studied by the project concerns the interaction with three-dimensional stereoscopic objects. Since new ways of interaction are required so as to allow users an efficient(More)
Employing three-dimensional displays in Air Traffic Control has been the object of study and debates for numerous years. Although empirical studies have often led to mixed results, some preliminary evidence suggests that training could be a suitable domain of application for 3D interfaces, however, little evidence is available to fully support this claim.(More)
Air Traffic Control has an intrinsic collaborative nature that should be addressed and considered in the design of novel technologies. A field study aiming to discover controllers' collaborative actions within the control tower was carried out. The results of the study suggest that collaboration takes different forms, both explicit and implicit and that(More)