Extending a user involvement tool with virtual and augmented reality

Living labs are environments for acquiring user feedback on new products and services. Virtual environments can complement living labs by providing dynamic immersive setup for depicting change. This paper describes implementation of Virtual and Augmented Reality clients as an extension to a user involvement tool for an existing living lab. We conducted a user experience study with 14 participants to compare the clients. According to our study, the virtual reality client was experienced as innovative, easy to use, entertaining and fun. Whereas the augmented reality client was perceived playful and empowering.

Florea Ciprian, Alavesa Paula, Arhippainen Leena, Pouke Matti, Huang Weiping, Haukipuro Lotta, Väinämö Satu, Niemelä Arttu, Cortés Orduña Marta, Pakanen Minna A., Ojala Timo

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26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019, 23-27 March 2019 Osaka, Japan

augmented reality, living lab, user experience, user involvement, virtual reality


Full citation:
C. Florea et al., “Extending a User Involvement Tool with Virtual and Augmented Reality,” 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, Japan, 2019, pp. 925-926, doi: 10.1109/VR.2019.8798299


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