Multiplex Vision: Understanding Information Transfer and F-Formation with Extended 2-Way FOV

Mark Armstrong, Keitaro Tsuchiya, Feng Liang, Kai Kunze, Yun Suen Pai

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Abstract

Research in sociology shows that effective conversation relates to people's spatial and orientational relationship, namely the proxemics (distance, eye contact, synchrony) and the F-formation (orientation and arrangement). In this work, we introduce novel conversational paradigms that effects conventional F-formation by introducing the concept of multi-directional conversation. Multiplex Vision is a head-mounted device capable of providing a 360° field-of-view (FOV) and facilitating multi-user interaction multi-directionally, thereby providing novel methods on how people can interact with each other. We propose 3 possible new forms of interactions from our prototype: one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many. To facilitate them, we manipulate 2 key variables, which are the viewing parameter and the display parameter. To gather feedback for our system, we conducted a study to understand information transfer between various modes, as well as a user study on how different proposed paradigms effect conversation. Finally, we discuss present and future use cases that can benefit from our system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2020
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376198
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1
Event26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2020 Nov 12020 Nov 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Conference

Conference26th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2020
CountryCanada
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/11/120/11/4

Keywords

  • 360 field-of-view
  • conversation
  • F-formation
  • vision augmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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