Personal+Context navigation: combining AR and shared displays in Network Path-following

Raphael James, Anastasia Bezerianos, Olivier Chapuis, Maxime Cordeil, Tim Dwyer, Arnaud Prouzeau

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Shared displays are well suited to public viewing and collaboration, however they lack personal space to view private information and act without disturbing others. Combining them with Augmented Reality (AR) headsets allows interaction without altering the context on the shared display. We study a set of such interaction techniques in the context of network navigation, in particular path following, an important network analysis task. Applications abound, for example planning private trips on a network map shown on a public display. The proposed techniques allow for hands-free interaction, rendering visual aids inside the headset, in order to help the viewer maintain a connection between the AR cursor and the network that is only shown on the shared display. In two experiments on path following, we found that adding persistent connections between the AR cursor and the network on the shared display works well for high precision tasks, but more transient connections work best for lower precision tasks. More broadly, we show that combining personal AR interaction with shared displays is feasible for network navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraphics Interface 2020
EditorsFanny Chevalier, Alec Jacobson
Place of PublicationMississauga Ontario Canada
PublisherCanadian Information Processing Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780994786852
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventGraphics Interface 2020 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 28 May 202029 May 2020 (Website)

Publication series

NameProceedings - Graphics Interface
PublisherCanadian Information Processing Society
ISSN (Electronic)0713-5424


ConferenceGraphics Interface 2020
Abbreviated titleGI 2020
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  • Human-centered computing-Human computer interaction(HCI)-Interaction paradigms-Mixed / augmented reality
  • Human-centered computing-Visualization

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