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XRgonomics: Facilitating the Creation of Ergonomic 3D Interfaces

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Issues relating to comfort, like arm fatigue, are well-known in prolonged mid-air interaction with 3D user interfaces (UIs), common in Virtual and Mixed Reality. Solving this problem is hard, due to the lack of tools and guidelines available for design. To address this, we propose a method to estimate the ergonomic cost of interaction at each reachable position in the user’s environment, using existing metrics. We present XRgonomics, a toolkit for visualizing and utilizing the ergonomic cost in real-time, allowing creators to identify UI positions that optimize users’ comfort. We present results from a walkthrough demonstration, which highlight the potential of XRgonomics for making such metrics accessible during the design and development of 3D UIs. We demonstrate scenarios where our toolkit supports the placement of static UI elements and dynamic adaptation of UIs based on spatial constraints. Finally, we discuss its potential to address design goals beyond ergonomics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : Making Waves, Combining Strengths
Number of pages11
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearMay 2021
Article number290
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380966
Publication statusPublished - May 2021
EventCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021


ConferenceCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

    Research areas

  • 3D User Interfaces, Adaptive User Interfaces, Augmented reality, Computational Interaction, Ergonomics, Graphical user interfaces, Human-centered computing, Mid-air Interaction, Mixed reality, Optimization, Systems and tools, Toolkit, Virtual reality, Walkthrough evaluation, accessibility design, evaluation methods, interaction design

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