Visualization of Off-Screen Objects in Mobile Augmented Reality

Schinke, Torben and Henze, Niels and Boll, Susanne
Proceedings of MobileHCI
An emerging technology for tourism information systems is mobile Augmented Reality using the position and orientation sensors of recent smartphones. State-of-the-art mobile AR application accompanies the AR visualization with a small mini-map to provide an overview of nearby points of interest (POIs). In this paper we develop an alternative visualization for nearby POIs based on off-screen visualization techniques for digital maps. The off-screen visualization uses arrows directly embedded into the Augmented Reality scene which point at the POIs. In the conducted study 26 participants explored nearby POIs and had to interpret their position. We show that participants are faster and can interpret the position of POIs more precisely with the developed visualization technique.
09 / 2010
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