Evaluating Player Performance and Experience in Virtual Reality Game Interactions using the HTC Vive Controller and Leap Motion Sensor

Diego Navarro, Veronica Sundstedt

Abstract

An important aspect of virtual reality (VR) interfaces are novel natural user interactions (NUIs). The increased use of VR games requires the evaluation of novel interaction techniques that allow efficient manipulations of 3D elements using the hands of the player. Examples of VR devices that support these interactions include the HTC Vive controller and the Leap Motion sensor. This paper presents a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of player performance and experience in a controlled experiment with 20 volunteering participants. The experiment evaluated the HTC Vive controller and the Leap Motion sensor when manipulating 3D objects in two VR games. The first game was a Pentomino puzzle and the second game consisted of a ball-throwing task. Four interaction techniques (picking up, dropping, rotating, and throwing objects) were evaluated as part of the experiment. The number of user interactions with the Pentomino pieces, the number of ball throws, and game completion time were metrics used to analyze the player performance. A questionnaire was also used to evaluate the player experience regarding enjoyment, ease of use, sense of control and user preference. The overall results show that there was a significant decrease in player performance when using the Leap Motion sensor for the VR game tasks. Participants also reported that hand gestures with the Leap Motion sensor were not as reliable as the HTC Vive controller. However, the survey showed positive responses when using both technologies. The paper also offers ideas to keep exploring the capabilities of NUI techniques in the future.

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in Harvard Style

Navarro D. and Sundstedt V. (2019). Evaluating Player Performance and Experience in Virtual Reality Game Interactions using the HTC Vive Controller and Leap Motion Sensor.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 103-110. DOI: 10.5220/0007362401030110


in Bibtex Style

@conference{hucapp19,
author={Diego Navarro and Veronica Sundstedt},
title={Evaluating Player Performance and Experience in Virtual Reality Game Interactions using the HTC Vive Controller and Leap Motion Sensor},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,},
year={2019},
pages={103-110},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007362401030110},
isbn={978-989-758-354-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 2: HUCAPP,
TI - Evaluating Player Performance and Experience in Virtual Reality Game Interactions using the HTC Vive Controller and Leap Motion Sensor
SN - 978-989-758-354-4
AU - Navarro D.
AU - Sundstedt V.
PY - 2019
SP - 103
EP - 110
DO - 10.5220/0007362401030110