VRowser: A virtual reality parallel web browser

Shuma Toyama, Mohammed Al Sada, Tatsuo Nakajima*


    研究成果: Conference contribution

    3 被引用数 (Scopus)


    In this paper, we propose VRowser, which is a virtual reality (VR) web browser that utilizes various visualization and interaction methods to support webpage content comparisons, allocation, grouping, and retrieval that are essential of parallel web browsing. VRowser’s main design objective is to embody a VR parallel web browsing environment that maintains familiar web browsing metaphors and leverages virtual reality interaction and visualization capabilities to support parallel web browsing tasks. Thus, our approach retains the following design factors: (1) Immersive VR. (2) Maintaining document-based web browsing metaphor within the VR environment. (3) Segregated interaction methods for 3D and web-tasks. We present our prototype specifications, followed by an evaluation. Our user study essentially gauged participants’ impressions about VRowser, as well as their webpage placement strategies within two different VR environments. The results indicate that users heavily relied on environmental landmarks, such as trees or furniture, to facilitate placement and retrieval of webpages. While the locomotion method developed in our prototype proven to be inefficient for quickly travelling from one location to another. Lastly, we present our conclusion and future development direction of our work.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルVirtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality
    ホスト出版物のサブタイトルInteraction, Navigation, Visualization, Embodiment, and Simulation - 10th International Conference, VAMR 2018, Held as Part of HCI International 2018, Proceedings
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 1 1
    イベント10th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018 - Las Vegas, United States
    継続期間: 2018 7 152018 7 20


    名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    10909 LNCS


    Other10th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2018 Held as Part of HCI International 2018
    国/地域United States
    CityLas Vegas

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
    • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)


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