Head Mounted Display Interaction Evaluation: Manipulating Virtual Objects in Augmented Reality

Frutos-Pascual, Maite and Creed, Chris and Williams, Ian (2019) Head Mounted Display Interaction Evaluation: Manipulating Virtual Objects in Augmented Reality. In: 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2-6 September 2019, Paphos, Cyprus.

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Augmented Reality (AR) is getting close to real use cases,which is driving the creation of innovative applications and the unprecedented growth of Head-Mounted Display (HMD) devices in consumer availability. However, at present there is a lack of guidelines, common form factors and standard interaction paradigms between devices, which has resulted in each HMD manufacturer creating their own specifications. This paper presents the first experimental evaluation of two AR HMDs evaluating their interaction paradigms, namely we used the HoloLens v1 (metaphoric interaction) and Meta2 (isomorphic interaction). We report on precision, interactivity and usability metrics in an object manipulation task-based user study. 20 participants took part in this study and significant differences were found between interaction paradigms of the devices for move tasks, where the isomorphic mapped interaction outperformed the metaphoric mapped interaction in both time to completion and accuracy, while the contrary was found for the resize task. From an interaction perspective, the isomorphic mapped interaction (using the Meta2) was perceived as more natural and usable with a significantly higher usability score and a significantly lower task-load index. However, when task accuracy and time to completion is key mixed interaction paradigms need to be considered.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 0302-9743 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29390-1 ISBN: 978-3-030-29389-5 © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2019
6 June 2019Accepted
19 October 2019Published
23 August 2019Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Augmented Reality, Hand Interaction, Natural Interaction
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Maite Frutos
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2019 08:43
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7755

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