Design for collaboration in mixed reality technical challenges and solutions

E Peters, B Heijligers, J de Kievith, X Razafindrakoto, R van Oosterhout, CA Pereira Santos, IS Mayer, M Louwerse

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Abstract

One of the key challenges in the rapid technological advance of Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) concerns the design of collaborative experiences. VR systems do not readily support team collaboration because they tend to focus on individual experiences and do not easily facilitate naturalistic collaboration. MR environments provide solutions for collaborative experiences, but establishing smooth communication between hardware components and software modules faces a major hurdle. This paper presents the background to and main challenges of an ongoing project on collaboration in an MR lab, aiming to design a serious 'team collaboration' game. To this end, we utilized a common game engine to engineer a cost-effective solution that would make the game playable in a configuration operated by WorldViz and Volfoni equipment. Evaluation of various solutions in the development process found a Unity 3D Cluster Rendering Beta solution to be the most cost-effective and successful.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027224
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016

Publication series

Name2016 8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-Games 2016

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES)
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/09/169/09/16

Keywords

  • Cluster rendering
  • Collaboration
  • Mixed reality
  • Serious game
  • Virtual reality

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    Peters, E., Heijligers, B., de Kievith, J., Razafindrakoto, X., van Oosterhout, R., Pereira Santos, CA., Mayer, IS., & Louwerse, M. (2016). Design for collaboration in mixed reality technical challenges and solutions. In 2016 8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES) (2016 8th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, VS-Games 2016). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VS-GAMES.2016.7590343