“IT’S MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY”; Location Markup Prompts and Interaction Caveats in VR

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Bahar Memarian*Christos KoulasBrian Fisher

Abstract: The use of augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR) wearables is becoming popular in command-and-control tasks such as location markup on a virtual map for remote training or collaboration purposes. Studies in this domain capitalize personalization through unique technological features to improve the situation awareness and performance of users, without probing onto the information requirements for functions such as markup that must be consistently presented across technologies and users’ abilities. We aim to characterize and visualize location markup interactions in VR by proposing a systematic perspective to code and formulate mission prompts and identify variables that may contribute to the operator’s credible task execution. We find that future research needs to focus on developing universal multimodal communication conventions so that they can be consistently used in virtual or real environments. This can in turn have a significant contribution to the users’ appropriate skill training and error prevention.

Keywords: Virtual Reality, Command-and-Control, Map Location Markup, Interaction, Human Factors

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1001210

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