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Social viewing in cinematic virtual reality : a design space for social movie applications

Title data

Rothe, Sylvia ; Schmidt, Alexander ; Montagud, Mario ; Buschek, Daniel ; Hußmann, Heinrich:
Social viewing in cinematic virtual reality : a design space for social movie applications.
In: Virtual Reality. (2020) .
ISSN 1434-9957
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-020-00472-4

Abstract in another language

Since watching movies is a social experience for most people, it is important to know how an application should be designed for enabling shared cinematic virtual reality (CVR) experiences via head-mounted displays (HMDs). Viewers can feel isolated when watching omnidirectional movies with HMDs. Even if they are watching the movie simultaneously, they do not automatically see the same field of view, since they can freely choose their viewing direction. Our goal is to explore interaction techniques to efficiently support social viewing and to improve social movie experiences in CVR. Based on the literature review and insights from earlier work, we identify seven challenges that need to be addressed: communication, field-of-view (FoV) awareness, togetherness, accessibility, interaction techniques, synchronization, and multiuser environments. We investigate four aspects (voice chat, sending emotion states, FoV indication, and video chat) to address some of the challenges and report the results of four user studies. Finally, we present and discuss a design space for CVR social movie applications and highlight directions for future work.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2020 12:01
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 12:01
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/61055