Understanding User Interface Preferences for XR Environments When Exploring Physics and Engineering Principles

  • Brian SandersEmail author
  • Yuzhong Shen
  • Dennis Vincenzi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 973)


In this investigation we seek to understand user technology interface preferences and simulation features for exploring physics-based concepts found in engineering educational programs. A 3D magnetic field emanating from a bar magnet was used as the representative physics concept. The investigation developed three different virtual environments using three different technologies and exploiting the capabilities available through the use of those technologies. This provides a suite of platforms to compare and identify the types of interactions and control capabilities a user prefers when exploring this type of phenomena. These environments will now enable the behaviors and preferences to be identified through observation of the user as they navigate the event and manipulate various options available to them depending upon the technology used.


Augment Reality Virtual Reality XR Physics Engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and TechnologyEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University, WorldwideDaytona BeachUSA
  2. 2.Department of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Aeronautics, Graduate StudiesEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University, WorldwideDaytona BeachUSA

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