Louise Lawrence is a PhD student, with interests in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and how they can be used to improve communication and collaboration. She graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours). Her primary supervisor is Professor Mark Billinghurst.
This project explores techniques to enhance collaborative experience in Mixed Reality environments using 3D reconstructions, 360 videos and 2D images. Previous research has shown that 360 video can provide a high resolution immersive visual space for collaboration, but little spatial information. Conversely, 3D scanned environments can provide high quality spatial cues, but with poor visual resolution. This project combines both approaches, enabling users to switch between a 3D view or 360 video of a collaborative space. In this hybrid interface, users can pick the representation of space best suited to the needs of the collaborative task. The project seeks to provide design guidelines for collaboration systems to enable empathic collaboration by sharing visual cues and environments across time and space.
T. Teo, L. Lawrence, G. A. Lee, M. Billinghurst, and M. Adcock. (2019). “Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration Combining 360 Video and 3D Reconstruction”. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 201, 14 pages.
Teo, T., Lawrence, L., Lee, G. A., Billinghurst, M., & Adcock, M. (2019, April). Mixed Reality Remote Collaboration Combining 360 Video and 3D Reconstruction. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 201). ACM.
Lawrence, L., Dey, A., & Billinghurst, M. (2018, December). The effect of video placement in AR conferencing applications. In Proceedings of the 30th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (pp. 453-457). ACM.
Hart, J. D., Piumsomboon, T., Lawrence, L., Lee, G. A., Smith, R. T., & Billinghurst, M. (2018, October). Emotion Sharing and Augmentation in Cooperative Virtual Reality Games. In Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts (pp. 453-460). ACM.