3D Usability Test

In recent years, I’ve become fascinated in the area where 3D modeling and animation crosses over into Web Design. In particular, both the ThreeJS Javascript library as well as the X3DOM Technology movement have been exciting to watch develop in recent years.

For my Masters Degree Capstone Project in Technical Communications from Metropolitan State University, I decided to create my own custom usability test in 3D Web Technology. Having recent read the “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” article by Marc Prensky as a part of my degree course work, I decided to see how Baby Boomers and Millennials differed when exploring the new world of 3D Web Technology. Below is the handout and the seven exercises used in this usability study, as well as the video results.

Please download and print out the directions, complete the seven examples and then complete the survey. Thank you for your time.

Directions and Examples


Video Results

Information regarding brower support for X3DOM can be found here.