A Method for Developing 3D User Interfaces for Information Systems

This dissertation addresses the shortcomings previously outlined for achieving transformation-driven development of 3D user interface. This dissertation provides an:
(1) ontological framework based on an explicit and rigorous representation of concepts relevant to 3DUI development.
(2) methodological framework based on the ontological framework previously introduced. This methodological framework introduces a new paradigm for 3DUI development called model-based approach for the development of 3DUIs that is characterized by the following principles:

Transformation driven: a development method is composed of development stages. A development step is a transition from one stage to another one. Development steps rely on explicit and rigorous transformation catalogs.

Multiple-path: The context of development projects may involve variable arrangements of development steps. A development path refers to a particular arrangement of steps. Multi-path development refers to the capacity of a method to accommodate to various development paths.
DEA thesis
UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve,June 2006