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Remote Collaboration With Mixed Reality Displays: How Shared Virtual Landmarks Facilitate Spatial Referencing

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  • Jens Müller, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Roman Rädle
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  • Harald Reiterer, University of Konstanz, Germany
HCI research has demonstrated Mixed Reality (MR) as being beneficial for co-located collaborative work. For remote collaboration, however, the collaborators' visual contexts do not coincide due to their individual physical environments. The problem becomes apparent when collaborators refer to physical landmarks in their individual environments to guide each other's attention. In an experimental study with 16 dyads, we investigated how the provisioning of shared virtual landmarks (SVLs) influences communication behavior and user experience. A quantitative analysis revealed that participants used significantly less ambiguous spatial expressions and reported an improved user experience when SVLs were provided. Based on these findings and a qualitative video analysis we provide implications for the design of MRs to facilitate remote collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '17 : Proceedings of the 35th annual ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems
EditorsGloria Mark, Susan Fussell
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication year6 May 2017
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-4655-9
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017


Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017
LandUnited States

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