Towards Better User Experiences in Extended Reality

Lila Bozgeyikli, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona


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March 27, 2020    

LILA BOZGEYIKLI, Assistant Professor, School of Information, University of Arizona

TITLE:  Towards Better User Experiences in Extended Reality
ABSTRACT: As the interactive technology rapidly evolves, so do their implications on user experience in the field of human-computer interaction. Improving user experience yields increased benefits from interactive systems in various domains, such as education, training and well-being. My talk will include the discussion of experiments that were driven by this motivation and explore the effects of novel interaction methods and systems on user experience and performance in extended (i.e., virtual and augmented) reality. I will discuss the results of recently completed experiments and their implications for future extended reality systems, in-progress experiments with partial results, and future work.

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Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 27, 2020