First Time VR User Tutorial
Through observations from demoing Osso and usability studies, first time virtual reality users struggle to learn how to use the oculus touch controllers. Several users have stopped midway through the procedure due to frustration and tend to blame themselves for their inability to complete the experience. To alleviate this frustration and to make the experience more intuitive, this tutorial is meant to begin addressing these challenges.
The tutorial was attached to an Osso VR demo and used at conferences and shipped to customers to help onboard first time Osso VR user’s. The original tutorial was then updated and improved based on user feedback.
UX Designer and Project Lead
First Time Virtual Reality Users. These individuals have very limited experience with the oculus touch controllers, and will represent the majority of the users interacting with our product at medical device companies.
Create a functioning prototype of a tutorial for a first time VR user
First time users want to know:
Which buttons to press on the controller to pick up, drill, screw objects (which matter?)
How to hold the controllers correctly
How to get through the Osso experience with minimal frustration
How to practice interacting with objects until comfortable with controllers
Tutorial should help the users get through the interactions with minimal instruction from the proctor
The tutorial was broken into two parts:
How to use the oculus touch controllers
How to interact with objects in the OR to successfully complete an Osso VR module
Part 1: Introduction to the controllers and their buttons
Controllers overlaid on hands
Controllers disappear at end of part 1
Scene fades to black and transitions to OR scene with Osso hands
Part 2: Using hands to interact with objects in OR setting
OR fades up to start the tutorial - feels similar to last scene but with patient and instruments on table.
Lead through how to pick up, drill, and twist objects.
The tutorial was attached to our Osso demo and presented at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Feedback received included:
Look up results and reference them here.
As part of our follow up we created an updated Osso VR tutorial to be used at the following year (AAOS) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.