Building Immersive Data Visualizations for the Web

Speaker: Peter Butcher, Post-graduate Research Student, Computer Science, University of Chester
Venue: University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
Date: 26/4/2017 12.00 - 13.00


Since the promising results of our initial investigation of a low-cost, web-based virtual reality platform for immersive analytics, WebVR has gained an enormous amount of traction and support from the community. Scaling our initial application had become a real issue; so, with the emergence of frameworks for WebVR and other modern web technologies, we are now working towards a follow-up investigation. Our investigation will evaluate our web-based platform for immersive analytics in terms of its effectiveness at enabling understanding compared to 2D and physical representations of that data. We hope to enable enhanced sense-making by providing users with effective and intuitive methods of interaction and collaboration through our ubiquitous analytics platform.

Speaker's Bio

Peter graduated from Bangor University in North Wales in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Continuing his studies at Bangor, he graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in the same subject. He is now studying for an MPhil/PhD with the Visualization, Interaction & Graphics Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chester. His current research involves virtual reality and immersive analytics for the web.

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