A Virtual Environment for Accessible Desktop Navigation: British Human Computer Interaction Conference

Matthew Dickinson, Kathy Clawson, Graeme Horsman

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Abstract

Virtual reality is an emergent technology with the potential to offer valuable contributions to ambient assisted living. For example, it can be utilised to enhance equality of access to, and ease of use of technology. This paper introduces virtual reality technology, and presents a prototype system for intuitive file navigation and manipulation. Through a discussion and end user evaluation of system use cases, we offer commentary on the system’s potential for increasing computing confidence and competency in non-computer literate populations. Findings indicate virtual reality constitutes a viable tool for aiding users with reduced computer literacy and confidence in relation to everyday computing tasks, and therefore could be deployed as an assistive technology within such populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages5
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017
Event31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference - University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
Abbreviated titleBCS HCI 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySunderland
Period3/07/176/07/17

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    Dickinson, M., Clawson, K., & Horsman, G. (2017). A Virtual Environment for Accessible Desktop Navigation: British Human Computer Interaction Conference. 5. Paper presented at 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference, Sunderland, United Kingdom. https://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/7814/1/VR_Descktop_BHCI.pdf