Diegetic Tool Management in a Virtual Reality Training Simulation

Dickinson, Patrick, Cardwell, Andrew, Parke, Adrian , Gerling, Kathrin and Murray, John (2021) Diegetic Tool Management in a Virtual Reality Training Simulation. In: IEEE VR, 27/3/2021 - 3/4/2021, Online.

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Researchers have suggested that diegetic interfaces can enhance users’ sense of presence and immersion in virtual reality. We present a study (N = 58) in which we compare participants’ experiences of diegetic and non-diegetic interfaces, in a prototype VR CSI training application. Contrary to expectations, we do not find evidence that participants’ sense of presence is elevated when using the diegetic interface; however, we suggest that this may be due to reported higher levels of perceived workload. We conclude by discussing the relationship between diegetic interface design and interaction fidelity, and highlighting trade-offs between fidelity and engagement.

Keywords:Virtual reality, Diegetic, Interface
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:43903
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 12:58

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