Mixed Reality (MR) technologies, including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), are increasingly used in a number of sectors, thanks to their capabilities to immerse users in multisensory interaction environments. However, as indicated by some systematic reviews, questionnaire remains the main method for evaluating the interaction quality of MR. While it is imperative to recognize the usefulness of questionnaires for evaluating the subjective perception of interaction quality, the lack of innovative methods for addressing the unique features of MR technology calls for more research effort. Indeed, one distinct characteristic of MR is the use of head-mounted display (HMD), given its abilities to recognise location and motivation, support collaboration, investigate gaze-based attention, detect emotions, etc. Innovative methods are needed to evaluate such emerging interaction devices. Otherwise, the advances of MR would be dampened as evaluation insights can inform its future development. In this workshop we aim to explore this issue by inviting participants to share their practical experiences or conceptual ideas of evaluating MR in various contexts, using different methods and tools. The ultimate aim is to produce a research agenda on this topic for the community to examine it further in the future.

Organisers:
Effie Lai-Chong Law, University of Leicester, UK
Santawat Thanyadit, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Matthias Heintz, University of Leicester, UK
Abey Campbell, University College Dublin, Ireland
Fridolin Wild, Open University, UK

Deadlines:
4 June 2021: Submission deadline
22 June 2021: Author notification
29 June 2021: Camera-ready version

Workshop website: https://www.areteproject.eu/newsevents/body,549413,en.html

Enquiry and Submission: arete.ule@gmail.com