User evaluation of augmented reality systems

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Augmented Reality (AR) systems need to be evaluated for their appropriateness for a given task. Three approaches are used with this paper to evaluate the Waterpump Augmented Reality Tool (WART). The system is assessed using verbal protocol, performance time and a questionnaire. The WART system is compared with a paper version of the assembly instructions. The verbal protocol revealed that there was more cognitive processing for the paper version of task than WART, it took longer to complete the task with WART than the paper version and the questionnaire revealed the effect on performance of problems associated with AR. All of the participants in the evaluation, however, were positive about WART, and appreciated its usefulness.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Conference on Information Visualization
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Conference on Computer Visualization and Graphics Applications, IV 2003
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Event7th International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 2003 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 200318 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference7th International Conference on Information Visualization, IV 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom