Jump to content United States-English
HP.com Home Products and Services Support and Drivers Solutions How to Buy
» Contact HP

HP.com home

Technical Reports


HP Labs

» Research
» News and events
» Technical reports
» About HP Labs
» Careers @ HP Labs
» People
» Worldwide sites
» Downloads
Content starts here

Click here for full text: PDF

SE3D User Study

Barfield, Lon; Belrose, Guillaume; Hawkes, Rycharde; Toft, Peter; Geelhoed, Erik


Keyword(s): user studies; user interface design; utility computing; market-based resource allocation; 3D animation; CGI rendering; SE3D

Abstract: This study made a large amount of remote, computer- processing power (the HP Labs Utility Rendering Service) available to a group of animators to support each of them in the creation of a computer-graphics short film for the SE3D showcase. This event was organized by HP Labs in collaboration with Autodesk and the Watershed Media Centre based in Bristol (UK). Animators were required to continually bid for computing power using tokens in an online market place. At peak demand times the resources became more expensive. Different market mechanisms were used and data was recorded about the animators' interactions with both the markets and the rendering service in general. Towards the end of the experiment, interviews were carried out with the users and their responses are summarised in this document.

43 Pages

Back to Index

»Technical Reports

» 2009
» 2008
» 2007
» 2006
» 2005
» 2004
» 2003
» 2002
» 2001
» 2000
» 1990 - 1999

Heritage Technical Reports

» Compaq & DEC Technical Reports
» Tandem Technical Reports
Printable version
Privacy statement Using this site means you accept its terms Feedback to HP Labs
© 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.