Using a large projection screen as an alternative to head-mounted displays for virtual environments

Emilee Patrick, Dennis Cosgrove, Aleksandra Slavkovic, Jennifer Ann Rode, Thom Verratti, Greg Chiselko

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Abstract

Head-mounted displays for virtual environments facilitate an immersive experience that seems more real than an experience provided by a desk-top monitor [18]; however, the cost of head-mounted displays can prohibit their use. An empirical study was conducted investigating differences in spatial knowledge learned for a virtual environment presented in three viewing conditions: head-mounted display, large projection screen, and desk-top monitor. Participants in each condition were asked to reproduce their cognitive map of a virtual environment, which had been developed during individual exploration of the environment along a predetermined course. Error scores were calculated, indicating the degree to which each participant's map differed from the actual layout of the virtual environment. No statistically significant difference was found between the head-mounted display and large projection screen conditions. An implication of this result is that a large projection screen may be an effective, inexpensive substitute for a head-mounted display. Copyright ACM 2000.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'00
Pages478-485
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2000 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 1 2000Apr 6 2000

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceSIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2000
CountryNetherlands
CityThe Hague
Period4/1/004/6/00

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Patrick, E., Cosgrove, D., Slavkovic, A., Rode, J. A., Verratti, T., & Chiselko, G. (2000). Using a large projection screen as an alternative to head-mounted displays for virtual environments. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI'00 (pp. 478-485). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/332040.332479