Authoring tools for augmented reality: An analysis and classification of content design tools

Rafael Alves Roberto, João Paulo Lima, Roberta Cabral Mota, Veronica Teichrieb

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Abstract

Augmented Reality Authoring Tools are important instruments that can help a widespread use of Augmented Reality. They can be classified as programming or content design tools in which the latter completely removes the necessity of programming skills to develop an Augmented Reality solution. Several solutions have been developed in the past years, however there are few works aiming to identify patterns and general models for such tools. This work aims to perform a trend analysis on content design tools in order to identify their functionalities regarding Augmented Reality, authoring paradigms, deployment strategies and general dataflow models. This work is aimed to assist developers willing to create authoring tools, therefore, it focuses on the last three aspects. Thus, 24 tools were analyzed and through this evaluation it were identified two authoring paradigms and two deployment strategies. Moreover, from their combination it was possible to elaborate four generic dataflow models in which every tool could be fit into.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological Contexts - 5th International Conference, DUXU 2016 Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Proceedings
EditorsAaron Marcus
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages237-248
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319404059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2016
Event5th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2016 Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9748
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2016 Held as Part of 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period17/07/1622/07/16

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Authoring tools
  • Content design tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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