On the peripherals of peripherals: Exploring a holistic augmented reality product system

Julian King, Ralf Schneider

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Substantial advances in technology have consistently been developed alongside new methods of interaction. With the recent advances in the areas of both augmented and virtual reality (AR, VR), there exists a strong need to explore what new interaction paradigms should be implemented to ensure the best possible user experience for those engaging with these technologies. With VR having far more definition in this space then AR, the focus of this research is on defining types of functionality best suited for a product that can assist its user in better navigating an AR-based experience. Research areas were selected based upon the information most relevant to AR-wearable products, including: use-cases, wearable technology, and virtual reality. Each of these subjects occupied a distinct phase of research (1–3). Insight gained from the present study could serve as a useful guide for the design of a concept peripheral product with the goal of improving the user experience of those unfamiliar with AR systems. Results showed that there is certainly a potential opportunity for an AR product in the right environment, that the general public is ready and willing to adopt wearable technology so long as it supplies enough functionality to justify its use, and that adopting affordances of technology that users are familiar with such as touch screens and haptic vibrations greatly improves the comfort and ease of use of AR products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHCI International 2020 - Posters - 22nd International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Margherita Antona
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030507282
StatePublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Jul 19 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1225 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020


  • Augmented reality
  • Haptic vibration
  • Virtual reality
  • Wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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