Exploring real world points of interest: Design and evaluation of object-centric exploration techniques for augmented reality

TitleExploring real world points of interest: Design and evaluation of object-centric exploration techniques for augmented reality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTatzgern, Markus, Raphael Grasset, Eduardo Veas, Denis Kalkofen, Hartmut Seichter, and Dieter Schmalstieg
JournalPervasive and Mobile Computing
Date Published05/2015
Abstract

Augmented reality (AR) enables users to retrieve additional information about real world objects and locations. Exploring such location-based information in AR requires physical movement to different viewpoints, which may be tiring and even infeasible when viewpoints are out of reach. In this paper, we present object-centric exploration techniques for handheld AR that allow users to access information freely using a virtual copy metaphor. We focus on the design of techniques that allow the exploration of large real world objects. We evaluated our interfaces in a series of studies in controlled conditions and compared them to a 3D map interface, which is a more common method for accessing location-based information. Based on our findings, we put forward design recommendations that should be considered by future generations of location-based AR browsers, 3D tourist guides or situated urban planning.

DOI10.1016/j.pmcj.2014.08.010