• User study with a mobile AR app in a commuter train station.

  • Mobile AR app at a ski lift at the Ski Worldcup in Schladming.

  • At the workshop, presentation by Metaio

About the Workshop

The development of mobile Augmented Reality application became increasingly popular over the last few years. However, many of the existing solutions build on the reuse of available standard metaphors for visualization and interaction without considering the manifold contextual factors of their use. Within this workshop we want to discuss theoretical design approaches and practical tools which should help developers to make more informed choices when exploring the design space of Augmented Reality interfaces in mobile contexts.


We just want to say thank you to all our participants for the fruitful discussions that rolled on for the whole time at MobileHCI 2013. We hope you all got inspired as well as we did. If you have suggestions for future workshops please let us know (email).


Our final program. All talks are 20+10. Slides are available beneath.

  • 9:00 Introduction (Hartmut Seichter, Jens Grubert, Tobias Langlotz)
  • 9:10 Session Design - Pitch: Hartmut Seichter
  • 9:25 Talk: Mobile Augmented Reality Interaction via Finger Tracking in a Board Game Setting (Wolfgang Hürst, Kevin Vriens) - Slides
  • 9:55 Talk: Proposing a design framework for smartphone AR browsers used in unfamiliar urban tourism destinations (Zornitza Yovcheva, Dimitrios Buhalis, Christos Gatzidis, Corné van Elzakker) Slides
  • 10:25 Talk: Handheld Augmented Reality: Spatial Relationships and Frames of Reference (Thomas Vincent, Laurence Nigay, Takeshi Kurata) - Slides
  • 10:55 Break
  • 11:20 Session Evaluation - Pitch: Jens Grubert
  • 11:35 Talk: Prototyping mobile AR in immersive video environments (Morin Ostkamp, Christian Kray) - Slides
  • 12:05 Talk: Perceptions of Initial Mixed Reality Concepts at Home – A Photo Stimulated User Study (Leena Ventä-Olkkonen, Maaret Posti, Jonna Häkkilä) - Slides
  • 12:35 Lunch
  • 14:00 Session Authoring - Pitch Tobias Langlotz
  • 14:15 Talk Effortless Creation of Mobile Augmented Reality Experiences (Anton Fedosov, Stefan Misslinger) - Position Paper, Slides
  • 14:45 Hands On / Design and Design Review (Introduction, Group Work, Discussion)
  • 16:30 Summary + Closing Remarks
  • 17:00 Lights off
  • 19:30 Dinner - Max Emanuel Brauerei

Call for Participation

The workshop “Designing Mobile Augmented Reality” is a full day workshop at MobileHCI aiming at practitioners and researchers to discuss the current state of mobile AR and leading to more informed decisions when exploring the design space of mobile AR interfaces. Relevant topics for paper submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual approaches for designing mobile AR
  • Designing for uncertainty (social context, tracking quality)
  • Exploring the handheld – head mounted display design space
  • Adaptive interaction techniques for AR
  • Supporting collocated interaction (collaborative, competitive)
  • Toolkits and methods for prototyping mobile AR interfaces
  • Models and frameworks for evaluating mobile AR interfaces
  • Studies and applications investigating mobile AR interfaces in the wild
  • Artistic mobile AR interfaces
  • Research on the role of “Reality” within mobile AR applications

Paper submissions should have a length of 2-4 pages and can be novel research findings, position papers, or case studies, addressing one or more of the topics mentioned above. Papers should be submitted by email.

Each paper submission will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Program Committee. Participants will be selected on the basis of their submissions. Papers should be formatted according to the standard HCI Archive format (the copyright notice should be removed).

At least one author of accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for the conference itself. We will make accepted contributions available on the workshop home page. Authors will be notified of the results and a final deadline for submitting the final version. For continuously updated information refer to the workshop webpage.

Download ASCII version of CfP

Important Dates

  • NEW EXTENDED Submission deadline: Friday, May 24, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: Monday, June 10, 2013
  • Camera ready submission: Monday, July 15, 20
Note that all submission deadlines are firm. All submission deadlines are 23:59:59 UTC/GMT - 11 hours

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