Design of a Graphical User Interface for Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 300 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Design av ett användargränssnitt för virtual reality med Oculus Rift (Swedish)
Virtual reality is a concept that has existed for some time but the recent advances in the performance of commercial computers has led the development of different commercial head mounted displays, for example the Oculus Rift. With this growing interest in virtual reality, it is important to evaluate existing techniques used when designing user interfaces. In addition, it is also important to develop new techniques to be able to give the user the best experience when using virtual reality applications.
This thesis investigates the design of a user interface for a virtual reality using Oculus Rift combined with the Razer Hydra and Leap Motion as input devices. A set of different graphical user interface components were developed and, together with the different input devices, evaluated with a user test to try to determine their advantages. During the implementation of the project the importance of giving the user feedback was shown. Adding both visual and aural feedback when interacting with the GUI increases the usability of the system.
According to the conducted user test, people preferred using the Leap Motion even if it was not the easiest input device to use. It also showed that the current implementation of input devices was not precise enough to be able to draw conclusions about the different user interface components.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Oculus Rift, virtual reality, user interface, Leap Motion, Razer Hydra, user testing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124386ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--15/4910--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124386DiVA: diva2:898394
Subject / course
2015-11-13, 10:00 (English)