Human-Computer Interaction

Formative Design of VR Guidance Cues



Without proper guidance mechanism, a VR experience can be overwhelming for a new user. Also for an instructor, it will be difficult to tell the user what to do once they wear the HMD. The assistance can be in the form of cues, either visual, auditory, or text based, but without causing any breaks in reality. The cue system should also understand the user interaction pattern to provide help at the right time.


  1. Survey existing methods
  2. Define cue guidelines that can be used in the contect of VIA-VR
  3. Identify what assistance is best suited with minimum/no distraction
  4. Design and implement according, parameterizable cues
  5. Design and implement a UI to flexibly configure and trigger these cues during runtime
  6. Demonstrate the work by means of an appropriate VR use-case

Contact Persons at the University Würzburg

Sebastian von Mammen
Games Engineering, Universität Würzburg

Sooraj K Babu (Primary Contact Person)
Games Engineering, Universität Würzburg


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