Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Comparison of Unobtrusive Visual Guidance Methods in an Immersive Dome Environment


Comparison of Unobtrusive Visual Guidance Methods in an Immersive Dome Environment

In this paper, we evaluate various image-space modulation techniques that aim to unobtrusively guide viewers’ attention. While previous evaluations mainly target desktop settings, we examine their applicability to ultra wide field of view immersive environments, featuring technical characteristics expected for future-generation head-mounted displays. A custom-built, high-resolution immersive dome environment with high-precision eye tracking is used in our experiments. We investigate gaze guidance success rate and unobtrusiveness of five different techniques. Our results show promising guiding performance for four of the tested methods. With regard to unobtrusiveness we find that — while no method remains completely unnoticed — many participants do not report any distractions. The evaluated methods show promise to guide users’ attention also in wide field of virtual environment applications, e.g. virtually guided tours or field operation training.


Author(s):Steve Grogorick, Georgia Albuquerque, Jan-Philipp Tauscher, Marcus Magnor
Published:October 2018
Type:Article
Journal:ACM Transactions on Applied Perception Vol. 15
DOI:10.1145/3238303
Presented at:ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP) 2018
Project(s): Immersive Digital Reality  ICG Dome 


@article{grogorick2018comparison,
  title = {Comparison of Unobtrusive Visual Guidance Methods in an Immersive Dome Environment},
  author = {Grogorick, Steve and Albuquerque, Georgia and Tauscher, Jan-Philipp and Magnor, Marcus},
  journal = {{ACM} Transactions on Applied Perception},
  doi = {10.1145/3238303},
  volume = {15},
  number = {4},
  month = {Oct},
  year = {2018}
}

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