Assessing multiple perspectives in three dimensional virtual worlds: Eye tracking and All Views Qualitative Analysis (AVQA)

Sean P. Goggins, Matthew Schmidt, Jesus Guajardo, Joi Moore

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Abstract

The Human Computer Interaction community is beginning to wrestle with the challenges of effective interaction design for groups collaborating in 3 dimensional virtual worlds. Understanding of the requirements and design processes necessary to support these new technologies is still emerging. While the gaming community has developed heuristics for game design over a 25 year period, the adaptation of this knowledge for the design of virtual collaboration spaces has been limited. Following a research through design approach, we create novel integrations and applications of Human Computer Interaction research methods in an attempt to understand the collaborative work of a small group of individuals in a 3 dimensional virtual world. Specifically, the fine grained perspective provided by eye-tracking (ET), and a more coarse unit of analysis, provided by All-Views-Qualitative-Analysis (AVQA), are applied to understand non-gaming interaction in 3 dimensional virtual worlds. To formalize an integrated method, we describe three lenses for analyzing eye-tracking data in graphics intensive and animated virtual applications. Then, we combine those outcomes with a single method for integrating and analyzing the points-of-view of all subjects in a small group collaborating on a creative work task in a 3 dimensional virtual world. Through these examples, we illustrate the benefits of this type of research for 3 dimensional virtual world designers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
DOIs
StatePublished - May 7 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2010Jan 8 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/5/101/8/10

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Keywords

  • 3 dimensional Virtual Environments
  • CSCL
  • CSCW
  • Evaluation
  • Eye tracking
  • Fixations
  • Fovea
  • Gaze
  • Saccades

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Goggins, S. P., Schmidt, M., Guajardo, J., & Moore, J. (2010). Assessing multiple perspectives in three dimensional virtual worlds: Eye tracking and All Views Qualitative Analysis (AVQA). In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-43 [5428712] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2010.71