This is content imported and archived from www.x3d-uml.org... This website contains online notes pertaining to X3D-UML which is a PhD Thesis - X3D-UML: User-Centred Design, Implementation and Evaluation of 3D UML Using X3D undertaken by Paul McIntosh, at RMIT, in the area of Software Visualisation. The doctorate involves the measurement of benefit in extending the Unified Modeling Language (UML) using the eXtensible 3D specification (X3D, the successor to VRML) to create 3D UML diagrams.
Citation: "Dr Paul McIntosh has completed a user-centred study into combining 3D graphics and UML for describing software systems. For his PhD he developed a unique X3D-UML system, based on X3D and UML standards. He adapted a sequential evaluation methodology and applied this with his X3D-UML application, to test and evaluate 3D UML. He has successfully applied his X3D-UML system to state machine diagrams and to mechatronic robots, highlighting the benefits and issues of using 3D in this way."
Thesis available: http://adt.lib.rmit.edu.au/adt/public/adt-VIT20100128.161156/