User Studies on User Interfaces Layouts in Extended Reality Environments


Within the domain of Extended Reality (XR), addressing the effective placement of User Interfaces (UIs) to convey information is an enduring challenge. This challenge has been studied in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and User Experience (UX). In the part of the XR spectrum, Mixed Reality (MR), where the digital and physical worlds merge, the spatial arrangement of virtual displays relative to the physical display becomes crucial. One critical aspect of this issue is how the arrangement of displays in such environments impacts users' performance. Furthermore, understanding the relationship between search efficiency and the layout of displays and the number of displays is crucial.

By pursuing our objectives, we aim to contribute valuable insights into the design of immersive user interfaces and inform best practices for optimizing information arrangement in mixed reality environments, benefiting both HCI and UX researchers and XR developers.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 65

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

Adults (18 years of age or older) graduate students who show no COVID-19 symptoms on the day of the study and have no history of photosensitive seizure disorders. Participants need to be fluent in English and have normal or corrected to normal vision, wearing contact lenses.

Exclusion criteria:

Anyone with any history of photosensitive seizure disorders.


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Principal investigator:

Frank Maurer

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