Situational awareness is the perception and understanding of the surrounding environment. Maintaining situational awareness is vital for performance and error prevention in safety critical domains. Prior work has examined applying augmented reality (AR) to the context of improving situational awareness, but has mainly focused on the applicability of using AR rather than on information design. Hence, there is a need to investigate how to design the presentation of information, especially in AR headsets, to increase users’ situational awareness. We conducted a Systematic Literature Review to research how information is currently presented in AR, especially in systems that are being utilized for situational awareness. Comparing current presentations of information to existing design recommendations aided in identifying future areas of design. In addition, this survey further discusses opportunities and challenges in applying AR to increasing users’ situational awareness.

Julia Woodward and Jaime Ruiz, “Analytic Review of Using Augmented Reality for Situational Awareness” in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, 2022. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2022.3141585

@ARTICLE {9676467,
author = {Julia Woodward and Jaime Ruiz},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics},
title = {Analytic Review of Using Augmented Reality for Situational Awareness},
year = {2022},
volume = {},
number = {01},
issn = {1941-0506},
pages = {1-1},
keywords = {headphones;augmented reality;bibliographies;visualization;systematics;surgery;planning},
doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2022.3141585},
publisher = {IEEE Computer Society},
address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA},
month = {jan}