Corsican Twin: authoring in situ augmented reality visualisations in virtual reality

Arnaud Prouzeau, Yuchen Wang, Barrett Ens, Wesley Willett, Tim Dwyer

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We introduce Corsican Twin, a tool for authoring augmented reality data visualisations in virtual reality using digital twins. The system provides users with the contextual information necessary to design embedded and situated data visualisations in a safe and convenient remote setting. We created system via a co-design process which involved people with little or no programming experience. Using the system, we illustrate three potential use cases for situated visualizations in the context of building maintenance, including: (1) on-site equipment debugging and diagnosis; (2) remote incident playback; and (3) operations simulations for future buildings. From feedback gathered during formative evaluations of our prototype tool with domain experts, we discuss implications, opportunities, and challenges for future in situ visualisation design tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI 2020
EditorsGenny Tortora, Giuliana Vitiello, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375351
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAdvanced Visual Interfaces 2020 - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020 (Proceedings)

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
ISSN (Print)2153-1633


ConferenceAdvanced Visual Interfaces 2020
Abbreviated titleAVI 2020
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  • In situ Visualisation
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Authoring Tool

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