Don't Bother Me: How to Handle Content-Irrelevant Objects in Handheld Augmented Reality

Hanseob Kim, Tae Hyung Kim, Myungho Lee, Gerard Jounghyun Kim, Jae In Hwang

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Abstract

In this paper, we applied the concept of diminished reality to remove content-irrelevant pedestrian (i.e., real object) in the context of handheld augmented reality (AR). We prepared three view conditions: in Transparent (TP) condition, we removed the pedestrian entirely; in Semi-transparent (STP) condition, the pedestrian became semi-transparent; lastly, in Default (DF) condition, the pedestrian appeared as is. We conducted a user study to compare the effects of the three conditions on users' engagement and perception of a virtual pet in the AR content. Our findings revealed that users felt less distracted to the AR content in TP and STP conditions, compared to the DF condition. Furthermore, users felt the virtual pet as more life-like, its behavior more plausible, and felt a higher spatial presence in the real environment, in the TP condition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2020
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1
Event26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2020 Nov 12020 Nov 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Conference

Conference26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020
CountryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/11/120/11/4

Keywords

  • Diminished reality
  • Online user study
  • Perceptual issue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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