Publikation

Addressing Bystander Exclusion in Shared Spaces During Immersive Virtual Experiences

André Zenner, Donald Degraen, Antonio Krüger

In: Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces. Workshop on Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces (SHMD-2019) befindet sich ACM CHI 2019 May 4-9 Glasgow United Kingdom Workshop on Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces 2019.

Abstrakt

In today’s consumer virtual reality (VR) systems, head-mounted displays (HMDs) remain the dominant interface for experiencing immersive virtual environments (VEs). As the focus generally is on maximizing the sense of presence, the immersed user stands isolated while collocated bystanders are excluded from the virtual experience. This disconnect between the physical and virtual world negatively influences social acceptability of immersive VR applications. In this position paper, we discuss two approaches to address the usage of HMDs in shared spaces, specifically tackling the problem of excluded bystanders. First, we promote the idea of immersive notifications that allow non-immersed users and real-world systems to communicate real-world information to an immersed user while maintaining experienced presence. In a second example, we describe a projection-based system for bystanders to experience substitutional realities in a semi-immersive manner, additionally providing a means to interact with the VE without requiring HMDs.

Projekte

Weitere Links

SHMD_19_paper_5.pdf (pdf, 2 MB)

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence