Locating Nearby Physical Objects in Augmented Reality

Uwe Gruenefeld, Lars Prädel, Wilko Heuten
18th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Locating objects in physical environments can be an exhaustingand frustrating task, particularly when these objects are out of theuser’s view or occluded by other objects. With recent advances inAugmented Reality (AR), these environments can be augmentedto visualize objects for which the user searches. However, it is currently unclear which visualization strategy can best support usersin locating these objects. In this paper, we compare a printed map tothree different AR visualization strategies: (1) in-view visualization,(2) out-of-view visualization, and (3) the combination of in-viewand out-of-view visualizations. Our results show that in-view visualization reduces error rates for object selection accuracy, whileadditional out-of-view object visualization improves users’ searchtime performance. However, combining in-view and out-of-viewvisualizations leads to visual clutter, which distracts users.
11 / 2019