Situated Analytics

Associated Project 34 (AP 34)

EXPLORING THE DESIGN SPACE OF SITUATED ANALYTICS

This project studies situated analytics (SitA) – analytic work and sensemaking that is embedded into the spatial environment of a user. Using augmented reality (AR), visualizations are spatially registered to referents, i.e., physical objects around a user. SitA supports analytical questions that need to combine physical (objects) and digital (data) information. At the moment, it remains largely unclear how to properly leverage the physical context provided by spatial referents to aid a user in sensemaking. Important research questions that will be addressed are if/how analytic work can be interleaved with physical activities, how users prefer to arrange their visualizations near or around referents, and how to make the visualizations not only respond to explicit actions of the user, but also implicitly to arbitrary changes in the environment. A final research question concerns situated authoring. Rather than letting users analyze data using a finite set of visual representations and interactions, users are encouraged to create novel content embedded in their physical environment.

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Prof. Dr. Dieter Schmalstieg
Visualization Research Center (VISUS), University of Stuttgart, and Graz University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Michael Sedlmair
Visualization Research Center (VISUS), University of Stuttgart

TEAM

Dr. Benjamin Lee (VISUS)
DI Philipp Fleck (TU Graz)
Aimée Sousa Calepso (VISUS)

FUNDING

WEAVE (DFG and Austrian Science Fund FWF)

 

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