Leon Pietschmann

Human-Computer Interaction in Extended Reality: exploring the impact of visual guidance on user performance and human factors

University of Cambridge
PhD awarded 2023

Dr. Leon Pietschmann is a researcher, consultant, and RADMA scholar with a focus on Extended Reality (XR) technologies at the University of Cambridge. XR technologies, such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), are increasingly used for workforce augmentation in industrial environments. In his PhD thesis titled “Human-Computer Interaction in Extended Reality”, Leon explores the impact of XR Visual Guidance on user performance and human factors with a particular focus on industrial environments. Based on several studies featuring a total of 258 participants, this thesis contributes the most comprehensive empirical investigation on Visual Guidance in XR to date. It provides a new framework for a more systematic study of XRVG and insights into the effectiveness of Visual Guidance in XR for procedural industrial tasks.
As part of the RADMA doctoral studies programme, the generous support by RADMA enabled Leon to conduct this applied research and establish collaborations with organisations such as the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief and Harvard University. Leon’s thesis is open access and available via https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.108303.