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Publication - Professor Kirsten Cater

    Did You See What I Saw?: Comparing User Synchrony When Watching 360 Video In HMD Vs Flat Screen

    Citation

    Farmer, H, Bevan, C, Green, D, Rose, M, Cater, K & Fraser, DS, 2019, ‘Did You See What I Saw?: Comparing User Synchrony When Watching 360 Video In HMD Vs Flat Screen’. in: Proceedings of 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR 2019).

    Abstract

    This study examined whether the high level of immersion provided by HMDs encourages participants to synchronise their attention during viewing. 39 participants watched the 360° documentary “Clouds Over Sidra” using either a HMD or via a flat screen tablet display. We found that the HMD group showed significantly greater overall ISC did the tablet group and that this effect was strongest during transition between scenes.

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