SpaceTime: Enabling fluid individual and collaborative editing in virtual reality

Haijun Xia, Sebastian Herscher, Ken Perlin, Daniel Wigdor

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Abstract

Virtual Reality enables users to explore content whose physics are only limited by our creativity. Such limitless environments provide us with many opportunities to explore innovative ways to support productivity and collaboration. We present Spacetime, a scene editing tool built from the ground up to explore the novel interaction techniques that empower single user interaction while maintaining fluid multi-user collaboration in immersive virtual environments. We achieve this by introducing three novel interaction concepts: the Container, a new interaction primitive that supports a rich set of manipulation and navigation techniques, Parallel Objects, which enables parallel manipulation of objects to resolve interaction conflicts and support design workflows, and Avatar Objects, which supports interaction among multiple users while maintaining an individual user's agency. Evaluated by professional Virtual Reality designers, Spacetime supports powerful individual interaction and fluid collaborative workflows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUIST 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages853-866
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359481
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2018
Event31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 17 2018

Publication series

NameUIST 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period10/14/1810/17/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Xia, H., Herscher, S., Perlin, K., & Wigdor, D. (2018). SpaceTime: Enabling fluid individual and collaborative editing in virtual reality. In UIST 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (pp. 853-866). (UIST 2018 - Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3242587.3242597