TimeTables: embodied exploration of immersive spatio-temporal data

Yidan Zhang, Barrett Ens, Kadek Ananta Satriadi, Arnaud Prouzeau, Sarah Goodwin

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Abstract

We propose TimeTables, a novel prototype system that aims to support data exploration, using embodiment with space-time cubes in virtual reality. TimeTables uses multiple space-time cubes on virtual tabletops, which users can manipulate by extracting time layers or individual buildings to create new tabletop views. The surrounding environment includes a large space for multiple linked tabletops and a storage wall. TimeTables presents information at different time scales by stretching layers to drill down in time. Users can also jump into tabletops to inspect data from an egocentric perspective. We present a use case scenario of energy consumption displayed on a university campus to demonstrate how our system could support data exploration and analysis over space and time. From our experience and analysis we believe the system has a high potential in assisting spatio-temporal data exploration and analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2022
EditorsChristos Mousas, Mohammed Safayet Arefin
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages599-605
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781665496179
ISBN (Print)9781665496186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventIEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces 2022 - Online, New Zealand
Duration: 12 Mar 202216 Mar 2022
Conference number: 29th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/9756663/proceeding (Proceedings)
https://ieeevr.org/2022/ (Website)

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2022
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)2642-5246
ISSN (Electronic)2642-5254

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces 2022
Abbreviated titleVR 2022
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
Period12/03/2216/03/22
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Keywords

  • Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Human-centered computing
  • Information visualization
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Interaction techniques
  • Virtual reality
  • Visualization
  • Visualization application domains

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