Grab It, While You Can: A VR Gesture Evaluation of a Co-Designed Traditional Narrative by Indigenous People

Emilie Maria Nybo Arendttorp, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Kasper Rodil, Freja B. K. Johansen, Mads Rosengreen Jørgensen, Thomas K. K. Kjeldsen, Samkao Magot

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Abstract

Recent developments in Virtual Reality (VR) applications, such as hand gesture tracking, provide new opportunities to create embodied user experiences. Numerous gesture elicitation studies have been conducted. However, in most instances they lack validation of implemented gestures, as well diversity of participant groups. Our research explores the digitalization of intangible cultural heritage in collaboration with one of the San tribes in Southern Africa. The focus is on particular gestures as embodied interactions of a VR implementation of a traditional San hunting story. In this paper, we present a gesture study, which entails an in-situ elicitation of natural gestures, a co-designed integration, a VR story implementation with grasping and three mid-air gestures, and a user evaluation. Based on our findings, we discuss the anthropological value of gesture implementations determined by an indigenous community, the local usability of a grasping gesture, and in-VR gesture elicitation, as an extension of existing methods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2023 - Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt
Number of pages13
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date19 Apr 2023
Pages1-13
Article number308
Commissioning bodyErasmus+ 107
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9421-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023
Event2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 23 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Apr 202328 Apr 2023

Conference

Conference2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 23
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHamburg
Period23/04/202328/04/2023

Keywords

  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Hand Gestures
  • Indigenous
  • Namibia
  • Natural Interaction
  • Participatory Design
  • User Experience
  • Virtual Reality

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