Leaving the Small Screen: Telling News Stories in a VR Simulation of an AR News Service
This paper describes a demo of a Virtual Reality simulation of an interactable news service for Augmented Reality. The aim of the prototype is to implement it for user testing of new forms of news-interaction, leaving the small screen of mobile applications and entering into a ‘virtual’ world instead. This system can potentially be used for subjects other than news interactions and would be suitable as a test-platform for other kinds of AR-based digital storytelling. An advantage for a VR simulation is that current AR technology in the form of AR headsets/glasses are still in technical infancy, and therefore they are quite limited, both when it comes to field of view and for handling dynamic outdoor environments.
KeywordsVR simulation Augmented Reality Interactive news
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