Paper accepted: ViRgilites: Multilevel Feedforward for Multimodal Interaction in VR

Our paper introducing Virgilites, feedforward as a meta-user interface component in VR, has been accepted for PACM HCI journal, in the Engineering Interactive Computing Systems issue.

ViRgilites: Multilevel Feedforward for Multimodal Interaction in VR, Valentino Artizzu, Kris Luyten, Gustavo Rovelo Ruiz & Lucio Davide Spano, in PACM HCI - Engineering Interactive Computing Systems, issue EICS, 2024.

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Navigating the interaction landscape of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) presents significant complexities due to the plethora of available input hardware and interaction modalities, compounded by spatially diverse visual interfaces. Such complexities elevate the likelihood of user errors, necessitating frequent backtracking. To address this, we introduce ViRgilites, a virtual guidance framework that delivers multi-level feedforward information covering the available interaction techniques as well as the future possibilities to interact with virtual objects, anticipating the interaction effects and how they fit with the overall user’s goal. ViRgilites is engineered to facilitate task execution, empowering users to make informed decisions about action methodologies and alternative courses of action. This paper presents the architecture and functionality of ViRgilites and demonstrates its efficacy through evaluation with a formative user study