Visual Computing

University of Konstanz
ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences

Understanding Human Perception of Building Categories in Virtual 3D Cities - A User Study

P. Tutzauer, S. Becker, T. Niese, O. Deussen, D. Fritsch

Abstract

Virtual 3D cities are becoming increasingly important as a means of visually communicating diverse urban-related information. To get a deeper understanding of a human’s cognitive experience of virtual 3D cities, this paper presents a user study on the human ability to perceive building categories (e.g. residential home, office building, building with shops etc.) from geometric 3D building representations. The study reveals various dependencies between geometric properties of the 3D representations and the perceptibility of the building categories. Knowledge about which geometries are relevant, helpful or obstructive for perceiving a specific building category is derived. The importance and usability of such knowledge is demonstrated based on a perception-guided 3D building abstraction process.

BibTeX

@article{Tutzauer2016UnderstandingHumanPerception,
  author     = {P. Tutzauer and S. Becker and T. Niese and O. Deussen and D. Fritsch},
  doi        = {10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-683-2016},
  journal    = {ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences},
  pages      = {683--687},
  title      = {Understanding Human Perception of Building Categories in Virtual 3D Cities - A User Study},
  url        = {http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLI-B2/683/2016/},
  volume     = {XLI-B2},
  year       = {2016},
}

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