Untitled Document
Not a member yet? Register for full benefits!

Virtual Dictionary


In a World in Miniature, or WIM, the user is presented with a miniature version of the entire virtual world, in the form of an interactive map which may sit alongside the window into the main virtual world - as occurs with many videogames - or which often appears as a handheld miniature map, usually in 3D in more immersive environments. Alternatively it may appear as an augmented reality projection outside the virtual world.

In either case, it is tied into the larger simulation. If a user selects any point within the WIM, they are instantly transported to that point within the main world.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.

Related Dictionary Entries for WIM:


Map Based Travel

Post-WIMP interface

See-And-Point Interface

Texture Swimming


World In Miniature


Resources in our database matching the Term WIM:

Results by page



Industry News containing the Term WIM:

Results by page