Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner

Dr. Benjamin Hagedorn


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Email: benjamin.hagedorn(at)hpi.uni-potsdam.de

Past Projects


Sketch-Based Navigation in 3D Virtual Environments

Hagedorn, Benjamin; Döllner, Jürgen in 8th International Symposium on Smart Graphics 2008 page 239--246 . Springer , 2008 .

Navigation represents the fundamental interaction technique in 3D virtual environments (3D VEs) as it enables the users to explore the 3D world and to interact with its objects. Efficient navigation strategies and techniques are required, which take account of the users and their goals and avoid problems of general navigation methods, such as ''getting-lost'' situations and confusing view configurations. This paper presents a novel method for specifying and controlling navigation in 3D VEs based on sketching navigation commands. The users sketch their navigation intentions on top of the perspective projection of the 3D scene. The system interprets these sketches regarding their geometry, spatial context, and temporal context. Unlike other sketchy navigation techniques, our approach identifies the hit objects of the underlying 3D scene and takes advantage of their semantics and inherent navigation affordances. The approach has been prototypically implemented for the exploration of a virtual 3D city model with a touch-sensitive display.
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Lecture Assistance

  • 2011/12: Master Seminar "Realtime Rendering Techniques"
  • 2011: Bachelor Project "Mobile 3D Apps"
  • 2011: Master Lecture "Geovisualization"
  • 2010: Bachelor Project "SOA-based 3D Geovisualization for Mobile Applications"
  • 2010: Master Seminar on Information and Geo Visualization, Master Seminar on Software Engineering for Visualization Systems
  • 2009/10: Master Seminar Visualization, Master Seminar on Service-oriented Computing
  • 2009: Bachelor Project "Smartboard-based User-Interface for 3D City Models"
  • 2008: Master Seminar "Visualization: Concepts and Methods"
  • 2007/08: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2007: Master Lecture "Visualization", Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006/07: Master Seminar "Visualization"
  • 2006: Bachelor Lecture "User Interfaces"
  • 2005/06: Bachelor Lecture "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics", Master Seminar "Visualization"

Supervised Master/Diploma Thesis

  • Visualization of Building Information Models - Concept and Implementation of 3D Visualization Techniques.
  • Navigation and Object Interaction in Virtual 3D City Models based on Sketches and Gestures
  • Acquisition, Processing, Provision, and Visualization of Indoor Tracking Data
  • Concepts and Techniques for Collaborative Virtual 3D City Models
  • Design and Implementation of a Virtual 3D City Model of Historic Potsdam