The Effect of Narrow Field of View and Information Density on Visual Search Performance in Augmented Reality

Christina Trepkowski, David Eibich, Jens Maiero, Alexander Marquardt, Ernst Kruijff, Steven Feiner
Proceedings of the IEEE conference on Virtual Reality (VR) - 2019

Abstract

Many optical-see-through displays have a relatively narrow field of view. However, a limited field of view can constrain how information can be presented and searched through. To understand these constraints, we present a series of experiments that address the interrelationships between field of view, information density, and search performance. We do so by simulating various fields of view using two approaches: limiting the field of view presented on a Microsoft HoloLens optical-see-through head-worn display and dynamically changing the portion of a large tiled-display wall on which information is presented, for head-tracked users in both cases. Our results indicate a significant effect of information density and field of view on search performance, with potential search performance benefits of using a larger FOV between ca. 7-28%. Furthermore, while grids guided visual search, they did not significantly affect performance

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BibTex references

@InProceedings{TEMMKF19,
  author       = {Trepkowski, Christina and Eibich, David and Maiero, Jens and Marquardt, Alexander and Kruijff, Ernst and Feiner, Steven},
  title        = {The Effect of Narrow Field of View and Information Density on Visual Search Performance in Augmented Reality},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the IEEE conference on Virtual Reality (VR)},
  year         = {2019},
}

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