Comparative Analysis of Artefact Interaction and Manipulation Techniques in VR Museums: A Study of Performance and User Experience

Yifan Wang, Yue Li*, Hai Ning Liang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For museums in Virtual Reality (VR), various interaction and manipulation techniques could be employed for users to engage with artefact interactions. This study examined four combinations of interaction (controller-based and hand-tracking) and manipulation (direct and indirect) techniques, assessing user performance and experience with these interaction techniques in a virtual museum environment. We conducted a within-subjects experiment and asked participants to perform a series of transform manipulation tasks using the four techniques. Participants' task completion time was measured. They also provided feedback on acceptance, learnability, presence, sickness, and fatigue, and gave an overall ranking through post-experiment questionnaires and interviews. The results revealed that controller-based direct manipulation outperformed the other techniques in terms of task performance and user experience, with hand-tracking indirect manipulation being the least efficient and the least preferred option. The study offers insights for future research and development in refining interaction and manipulation techniques and designing more user-friendly VR museum experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2023
EditorsGerd Bruder, Anne-Helene Olivier, Andrew Cunningham, Evan Yifan Peng, Jens Grubert, Ian Williams
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages761-770
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9798350328387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event22nd IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2023 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 16 Oct 202320 Oct 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2023

Conference

Conference22nd IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2023
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period16/10/2320/10/23

Keywords

  • Empirical studies in HCI Human-centered computing
  • Gestural input
  • Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Human-centered computing
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Interaction techniques
  • Virtual reality Human-centered computing

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