HydrogenAR: Interactive Data-Driven Presentation of Dispenser Reliability: Preprint

Matt Whitlock, Danielle Szafir, Kenny Gruchalla

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When delivering presentations to a co-located audience, we typically use slides with text and 2D graphics to complement the spoken narrative. Though presentations have largely been explored on 2D media, augmented reality (AR) allows presentation designers to add data and augmentations to existing physical infrastructure on display. This could provide a more engaging experience to the audience and support comprehension. With HydrogenAR, we present a novel application that leverages the benefits of data-driven storytelling with those of AR to explain the unique challenges of hydrogen dis- penser reliability. Utilizing physical props, situated data, and virtual augmentations and animations, HydrogenAR serves as a unique presentation tool, particularly critical for stakeholders, tour groups, and VIPs. HydrogenAR is a product of multiple collaborative de- sign iterations with a local Hydrogen Fuel research team and is evaluated through interviews with team members and a user study with end-users to evaluate the usability and quality of the interactive AR experience. Through this work, we provide design considera- tions for AR data-driven presentations and discuss how AR could be used for innovative content delivery beyond traditional slide-based presentations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2021
EventIEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) -
Duration: 9 Nov 202013 Nov 2020


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-2C00-77496


  • augmented reality
  • dispenser reliability
  • H2
  • hydrogen


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