Analysing the effects of a wide field of view augmented reality display on search performance in divided attention tasks

Naohiro Kishishita, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Jason Orlosky, Tomohiro Mashita, Haruo Takemura, Ernst Kruijff

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Abstract

A wide field of view augmented reality display is a special type of head-worn device that enables users to view augmentations in the peripheral visual field. However, the actual effects of a wide field of view display on the perception of augmentations have not been widely studied. To improve our understanding of this type of display when conducting divided attention search tasks, we conducted an in depth experiment testing two view management methods, in-view and in-situ labelling. With in-view labelling, search target annotations appear on the display border with a corresponding leader line, whereas in-situ annotations appear without a leader line, as if they are affixed to the referenced objects in the environment. Results show that target discovery rates consistently drop with in-view labelling and increase with in-situ labelling as display angle approaches 100 degrees of field of view. Past this point, the performances of the two view management methods begin to converge, suggesting equivalent discovery rates at approximately 130 degrees of field of view. Results also indicate that users exhibited lower discovery rates for targets appearing in peripheral vision, and that there is little impact of field of view on response time and mental workload.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISMAR 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - Science and Technology 2014, Proceedings
EditorsRobert W. Lindeman, Christian Sandor, Simon Julier
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages177-186
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479961849
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2014 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sep 10 2014Sep 12 2014

Publication series

NameISMAR 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - Science and Technology 2014, Proceedings

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2014
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/10/149/12/14

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • information display methods
  • peripheral visual field
  • see-through head-mounted displays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology

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