VRception: Rapid Prototyping of Cross-Reality Systems in Virtual Reality

Gruenefeld, U., Auda, J., Mathis, F., Schneegass, S., Khamis, M. , Gugenheimer, J. and Mayer, S. (2022) VRception: Rapid Prototyping of Cross-Reality Systems in Virtual Reality. In: 2022 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'22), New Orleans, LA, USA, 30 Apr - 05 May 2022, p. 611. ISBN 9781450391573 (doi: 10.1145/3491102.3501821)

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Cross-reality systems empower users to transition along the reality-virtuality continuum or collaborate with others experiencing different manifestations of it. However, prototyping these systems is challenging, as it requires sophisticated technical skills, time, and often expensive hardware. We present VRception, a concept and toolkit for quick and easy prototyping of cross-reality systems. By simulating all levels of the reality-virtuality continuum entirely in Virtual Reality, our concept overcomes the asynchronicity of realities, eliminating technical obstacles. Our VRception Toolkit leverages this concept to allow rapid prototyping of cross-reality systems and easy remixing of elements from all continuum levels. We replicated six cross-reality papers using our toolkit and presented them to their authors. Interviews with them revealed that our toolkit sufficiently replicates their core functionalities and allows quick iterations. Additionally, remote participants used our toolkit in pairs to collaboratively implement prototypes in about eight minutes that they would have otherwise expected to take days.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This work is partially funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (16SV8663, 01IS21068A). This publication wassupported by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow jointly funded PhD studentships. This work is supported by the EPSRC (EP/V008870/1) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (award number #65040).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mathis, Mr Florian and Khamis, Dr Mohamed
Authors: Gruenefeld, U., Auda, J., Mathis, F., Schneegass, S., Khamis, M., Gugenheimer, J., and Mayer, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
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