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[Research] Story CreatAR: a Toolkit for Spatially-Adaptive Augmented Reality Storytelling

Story CreatAR is a tool that helps authors write immersive narratives for virtual reality.

Publication Details

This paper appeared at IEEE VR 2021.

Authors

Abbey Singh, Ramanpreet Kaur, Peter Haltner, Matthew Peachey, Mar Gonzalez-Franco, Joseph Malloch, Derek F. Reilly

Abstract

Headworn Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) displays are an exciting new medium for locative storytelling. Authors face challenges planning and testing the placement of story elements when the story is experienced in multiple locations or the environment is large or complex. We present Story CreatAR, the first locative AR/VR authoring tool that integrates spatial analysis techniques. Story CreatAR is designed to help authors think about, experiment with, and reflect upon spatial relationships between story elements, and between their story and the environment. We motivate and validate our design through developing different locative AR/VR stories with several authors.

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