Too Hot to Handle: An Evaluation of the Effect of Thermal Visual Representation on User Grasping Interaction in Virtual Reality

Blaga, Andreea-Dalia and Frutos-Pascual, Maite and Creed, Chris and Williams, Ian (2020) Too Hot to Handle: An Evaluation of the Effect of Thermal Visual Representation on User Grasping Interaction in Virtual Reality. In: 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 25th-30th April 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Abstract

Influence of interaction fidelity and rendering quality on perceived user experience have been largely explored in Virtual Reality (VR). However, differences in interaction choices triggered by these rendering cues have not yet been explored. We present a study analysing the effect of thermal visual cues and contextual information on 50 participants' approach to grasp and move a virtual mug. This study comprises 3 different temperature cues (baseline empty, hot and cold) and 4 contextual representations; all embedded in a VR scenario. We evaluate 2 different hand representations (abstract and human) to assess grasp metrics. Results show temperature cues influenced grasp location, with the mug handle being predominantly grasped with a smaller grasp aperture for the hot condition, while the body and top were preferred for baseline and cold conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376554
Date: 24 April 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual Reality, Grasping Metrics, Hand Tracking, Hand Interaction
Subjects: G400 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
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Digital Media Technology
Depositing User: Maite Frutos Pascual
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 07:57
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9213

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