Evaluating object manipulation interaction techniques in mixed reality: Tangible user interfaces and gesture

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Abstract

Tangible user interfaces (TUIs) have been widely studied in computer, virtual reality and augmented reality systems and are known to improve user experience in these mediums. However, there have been few evaluations of TUIs in wearable mixed reality (MR). In this study, we present the results from a comparative study evaluating three object manipulation techniques in wearable MR: (1) Space-multiplexed identical-formed TUI (i.e., a physical cube that acted as a dynamic tangible proxy with identical real and virtual forms); (2) Time-multiplexed TUI (i.e., a tangible controller that was used to manipulate virtual content); (3) Hand gesture (i.e., reaching, pinching and moving the hand to manipulate virtual content). The interaction techniques were compared with a user study with 42 participants. Results revealed that the tangible cube and the controller interaction methods were comparative to each other while both being superior to the hand gesture interaction method in terms of user experience, performance, and presence. We also present suggestions for interaction design for MR based on our findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages778-787
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780738125565
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Event28th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2021 - Virtual, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: Mar 27 2021Apr 3 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2021

Conference

Conference28th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityVirtual, Lisboa
Period3/27/214/3/21

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Evaluation.: Human-centered computing-Human computer interaction (HCI)-Interaction paradigms-Virtual reality
  • Mixed reality
  • Object manipulation
  • Tangible user interfaces
  • User experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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