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VONA FRANCESCOCycle: XXXIV

Section: Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: GARZOTTO FRANCA
Tutor: MARTINENGHI DAVIDE

Major Research topic:
DESIGN PATTERNS FOR VIRTUAL, MIXED, AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Abstract:
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (XR for short) technologies have achieved an increasingly widespread interest in recent years and are acknowledged to hold enormous potential in their application.
Still, the field faces significant challenges in the design and development of usable applications, also due to the increased richness of interaction opportunities offered by emerging XR technologies and the lack of design standards. Several principles have been formulated in the current state of the art but their joint contribution is still confused as well as their systematization into a well-structured conceptual framework.
This PhD research addresses this issue by proposing a Pattern Language for XR applications.
A Pattern Language is an organized set of interrelated Design Patterns. A Design Pattern is a general repeatable solution to a commonly occurring problem. It describes a specific design problem, the particular design context, and a generic solution scheme.
The proposed Patterns Language distills the experience gained in participating in the design, development, and usability evaluation of a wide number (16) of XR applications. These applications are individually described in the Thesis, are used to exemplify the design solutions, and are finally analyzed in terms of frequency of use of the proposed patterns.