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ExProtoVAR: A Lightweight Tool for Experience-Focused Prototyping of Augmented Reality Applications Using Virtual Reality

  • Nadine Pfeiffer-Leßmann
  • Thies Pfeiffer
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 851)

Abstract

The exciting thing about augmented reality (AR) as an emerging technology is that there is not yet a common design language, nor a set of standard functionalities or patterns. Users and designers do not have much experience with AR interfaces. When designing AR projects for customers, this is a huge challenge. It is our conviction that prototypes play a crucial role in the design process of AR experiences by capturing the key interactions of AR and delivering early user experiences situated in the relevant context. With ExProtoVAR, we present a lightweight tool to create interactive virtual prototypes of AR applications.

Keywords

Prototyping Design Augmented reality Panorama 360\(^\circ \) 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work has been partly supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany in the project “ProFI - Prototyping for Innovation” and by the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology “CITEC” (EXC 277), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuland-Medien GmbH & Co. KGRheda-WiedenbrückGermany
  2. 2.CITEC, Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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