Publication Abstract

Prototyping User Interfaces for Mobile Augmented Reality Applications

Harvel, N., Carruth, D. W., & Baca, J. A. (2019). Prototyping User Interfaces for Mobile Augmented Reality Applications. HCI International 2019 - Posters. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer, Cham. 1033. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-23528-4_52.


This paper presents a case study of the development and evaluation of user interfaces for mobile augmented reality applications. Two augmented reality applications were developed for Apple iPad using Unity and Appleā€™s ARKit software. The applications were developed to demonstrate augmented reality capabilities on mobile devices to students, industry, and potential sponsors. During development and evaluation of the demonstration applications, world-anchored floating 3D text for presentation of information was often off-screen and difficult to read. Pairing 2D screen-anchored text with 3D augmented reality objects improved readability but at the cost of reduced immersion.