Ian Stavness

3D Displays

We are developing new types of 3D displays that enclose a virtual scene within a geometric shape, such as a cube or sphere. This new class of display technology is well suited for applications in telepresence, 3D visualization, computer-aided design and entertainment.

pCubee is an personal cubic display that is light and compact enough to be held in one hand. It uses perspective-corrected rendering and real-time physics simulation to show 3D virtual scenes in a box. Spheree uses the same 3D techniques, but in the shape of a spherical display.

We have shown demonstrations of our 3D displays at SIGGRAPH E-Tech and ACM CHI Interactivity.


F. Ferreira, M. Cabral, O. Belloc, G. Miller, C. Kurashima, R. de Deus Lopes, Ian Stavness, J. Anacleto, M. Zuffo, and S. Fels. Spheree: A 3d perspective-corrected interactive spherical scalable display.
ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, number 23, 2014.
Ian Stavness, B Lam, and SS Fels. pCubee: A Perspective-Corrected Handheld Cubic Display.
ACM CHI '10: human factors in computing systems, pp. 1381-1390, April, 2010. [ PDF ]
Y Tang, B Lam, Ian Stavness, and SS Fels. Kinect-based Augmented Reality Projection with
Perspective Correction. ACM SIGGRAPH Posters, August, 2011.
B Lam, Y Tang, Ian Stavness, and SS Fels. A 3D Cubic Puzzle in pCubee.
IEEE 3D User Interface Contest, August, 2011.
*** Awarded 2nd Prize ***
B Lam, Ian Stavness, R Barr, and SS Fels. Interacting with a Personal Cubic 3D Display.
ACM Multimedia Technical Demonstration, Pages 959-960. October. 2009.
*** Awarded Best Demonstration ***
Ian Stavness and SS Fels. Cubee: Thinking Inside The Box.
ACM SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies, number 5, 2006.