Crowdsourcing design guidance for contextual adaptation of text content in augmented reality

John J. Dudley, Jason T. Jacques, Per Ola Kristensson

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Augmented Reality (AR) can deliver engaging user experiences that seamlessly meld virtual content with the physical environment. However, building such experiences is challenging due to the developer's inability to assess how uncontrolled deployment contexts may infuence the user experience. To address this issue, we demonstrate a method for rapidly conducting AR experiments and real-world data collection in the user's own physical environment using a privacy-conscious mobile web application. The approach leverages the large number of distinct user contexts accessible through crowdsourcing to efficiently source diverse context and perceptual preference data. The insights gathered through this method complement emerging design guidance and sample-limited lab-based studies. The utility of the method is illustrated by reexamining the design challenge of adapting AR text content to the user's environment. Finally, we demonstrate how gathered design insight can be operationalized to provide adaptive text content functionality in an AR headset.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '21
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 2021 CHI conference on human factors in computing systems
EditorsPernille Bjørn, Steven Drucker
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781450380966
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2021
Event2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Making Waves, Combining Strengths, - Virtual, Online, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021

Publication series

NameConference on human factors in computing systems - proceedings
ISSN (Print)1062-9432


Conference2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Internet address


  • Augmented reality
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Privacy


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