Qianyuan (Zac) Zou

Qianyuan (Zac) Zou

PhD Student

Zac is a PhD student with a particular interest in XR experiences for design. In 2020 he received his Master’s degree in Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato. Zac has a strong interest in VR and AR applications and hardware development for design education. Currently, Zac works under the supervision of Professor Mark Billinghurst and Dr Allan Folwer in the Empathic Computing Lab at the University of Auckland.  For his PhD research he is researching asymmetric interfaces for immersive design.

Publications

  • Asymmetric interfaces with stylus and gesture for VR sketching
    Qianyuan Zou; Huidong Bai; Lei Gao; Allan Fowler; Mark Billinghurst

    Zou, Q., Bai, H., Gao, L., Fowler, A., & Billinghurst, M. (2022, March). Asymmetric interfaces with stylus and gesture for VR sketching. In 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) (pp. 968-969). IEEE.

    @inproceedings{zou2022asymmetric,
    title={Asymmetric interfaces with stylus and gesture for VR sketching},
    author={Zou, Qianyuan and Bai, Huidong and Gao, Lei and Fowler, Allan and Billinghurst, Mark},
    booktitle={2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW)},
    pages={968--969},
    year={2022},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
    Virtual Reality (VR) can be used for design and artistic applications. However, traditional symmetrical input devices are not specifically designed as creative tools and may not fully meet artist needs. In this demonstration, we present a variety of tool-based asymmetric VR interfaces to assist artists to create artwork with better performance and easier effort. These interaction methods allow artists to hold different tools in their hands, such as wearing a data glove on the left hand and holding a stylus in the right-hand. We demonstrate this by showing a stylus and glove based sketching interface. We conducted a pilot study showing that most users prefer to create art with different tools in both hands.