Syed Mohammad Haseeb ul Hassan
Title: Maintaining Flow in a Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Environment
Description: Virtual and Augmented reality (VR/AR) has redefined the interface between the digital and physical world, enabling innovative applications in the areas of entertainment, e-commerce, education, and training. Key to the attraction of VR/AR applications is the ability to provide an immersive experience, characterised by the concept of flow – the idea that the user can become “lost in the moment”. However, computer network constraints can interfere with data delivery and reduce the user’s Quality of Experience (QoE), interfering with their sense of flow. This project will focus on personalisation of VR/AR content delivery to maintain user QoE at a high level. A VR/AR Content Personalisation Algorithm will adapt content delivered according to user preferences and operational information about current network and device conditions. Key to this project’s success will be User Profiling and VR/AR QoE modelling, as well as a methodology to assess the impact of VR/AR on a user’s flow.