Exploring User Experience Guidelines for Designing HMD Extended Reality Applications
With the rise of Extended Reality (XR) technologies, such as head mounted displays (HMD) for Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Augmented Reality (AR), designers are presented with many unique challenges and opportunities when creating applications. Publications can be found from research and industry that offer insights and ideas surrounding user experience (UX) for XR applications. However, these publications often vary in format and content. Based on a thorough analysis of 68 different resources from research, industry, and 2D design, we present a set of eleven UX guidelines for designing XR applications. Our work serves as a reference to the literature for understanding what others have tried and discovered and provides an integrated set of guidelines. Furthermore, we explore how our work can be utilized by conducting a case study where we used our guidelines throughout the development of an XR application. More specifically, in collaboration with the Alberta Electric System Operators (AESO), we developed an HMD XR app that explores how information from their current control room can be replicated and reimagined in a virtual environment. Based on our experience, we use the knowledge gained to reflect on the guidelines and suggest areas for future research. We see our work as a starting point to better understand how to create and design usable HMD XR applications.
Vi, S. (2020). Exploring User Experience Guidelines for Designing HMD Extended Reality Applications (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from https://prism.ucalgary.ca.