Advanced

Visualizing our galaxy using Virtual Reality and big data

Holk, Simon LU (2020) MAMM01 20182
Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Abstract
Big data is becoming ever increasingly important in every kind of scientific field, and data visualization is a big part of gaining an understanding of the data. Exploring data builds on intuition but exploring some data on a 2D screen can remove some of the intuition that is gained by exploring in 3 dimensions. Navigation of data visualization programs are often complex and slow to move through. With the rise of VR, we can explore data faster with greater intuition. The process for developing the system was done iteratively starting with a meeting discussing the current flaws of visualization methods and what one would like to see in a Virtual Reality tool. Then the iterative process proceeded by implementing the features and improvements... (More)
Big data is becoming ever increasingly important in every kind of scientific field, and data visualization is a big part of gaining an understanding of the data. Exploring data builds on intuition but exploring some data on a 2D screen can remove some of the intuition that is gained by exploring in 3 dimensions. Navigation of data visualization programs are often complex and slow to move through. With the rise of VR, we can explore data faster with greater intuition. The process for developing the system was done iteratively starting with a meeting discussing the current flaws of visualization methods and what one would like to see in a Virtual Reality tool. Then the iterative process proceeded by implementing the features and improvements discussed. The tool was then tested by the targeted users and then discussion was held on what can be improved. This continued until the final testing phase in which targeted users evaluate how the tool compare to other more standard 2D-tools used in their field. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Holk, Simon LU
supervisor
organization
course
MAMM01 20182
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Virtual Reality, data visualization, big data, galaxy
language
English
id
9008389
date added to LUP
2020-04-29 12:33:59
date last changed
2020-04-29 12:33:59
@misc{9008389,
  abstract     = {Big data is becoming ever increasingly important in every kind of scientific field, and data visualization is a big part of gaining an understanding of the data. Exploring data builds on intuition but exploring some data on a 2D screen can remove some of the intuition that is gained by exploring in 3 dimensions. Navigation of data visualization programs are often complex and slow to move through. With the rise of VR, we can explore data faster with greater intuition. The process for developing the system was done iteratively starting with a meeting discussing the current flaws of visualization methods and what one would like to see in a Virtual Reality tool. Then the iterative process proceeded by implementing the features and improvements discussed. The tool was then tested by the targeted users and then discussion was held on what can be improved. This continued until the final testing phase in which targeted users evaluate how the tool compare to other more standard 2D-tools used in their field.},
  author       = {Holk, Simon},
  keyword      = {Virtual Reality,data visualization,big data,galaxy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Visualizing our galaxy using Virtual Reality and big data},
  year         = {2020},
}