Temporal Coherence Strategies for Augmented Reality Labeling

Temporal coherence of annotations is an important factor in augmented reality user interfaces and for information visualization. In this paper, we empirically evaluate four different techniques for annotation. Based on these findings, we follow up with subjective evaluations in a second experiment. Results show that presenting annotations in object space or image space leads to a significant difference in task performance. Furthermore, there is a significant interaction between rendering space and update frequency of annotations. Participants improve significantly in locating annotations, when annotations are presented in object space, and view management update rate is limited. In a follow-up experiment, participants appear to be more satisfied with limited update rate in comparison to a continuous update rate of the view management system.


Jacob Boesen Madsen, Markus Tatzgern, Claus B Madsen, Dieter Schmalstieg and Denis Kalkofen. “Temporal Coherence Strategies For Augmented Reality Labeling.” IEEE Transactions On Visualization and Computer Graphics 22, no. 4 (April 2016): 1415–23.