Reimagining TaxiVis through an Immersive Space-Time Cube metaphor and reflecting on potential benefits of Immersive Analytics for urban data exploration

Jorge Wagner, Claudio T. Silva, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Luciana Nedel

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Abstract

Current visualization research has identified the potential of more immersive settings for data exploration, leveraging VR and AR technologies. To explore how a traditional visualization system could be adapted into an immersive framework, and how it could benefit from this, we decided to revisit a landmark paper presented ten years ago at IEEE VIS. TaxiVis, by Ferreira et al., enabled interactive spatio-temporal querying of a large dataset of taxi trips in New York City. Here, we reimagine how TaxiVis' functionalities could be implemented and extended in a 3D immersive environment. Among the unique features we identify as being enabled by the Immersive TaxiVis prototype are alternative uses of the additional visual dimension, a fully visual 3D spatio-temporal query framework, and the opportunity to explore the data at different scales and frames of reference. By revisiting the case studies from the original paper, we demonstrate workflows that can benefit from this immersive perspective. Through reporting on our experience, and on the vision and reasoning behind our design decisions, we hope to contribute to the debate on how conventional and immersive visualization paradigms can complement each other and on how the exploration of urban datasets can be facilitated in the coming years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2024
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages827-838
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9798350374025
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Event31st IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2024 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2024Mar 21 2024

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2024 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2024

Conference

Conference31st IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period3/16/243/21/24

Keywords

  • Human computer interaction (HCI)
  • Human-centered computing
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Virtual reality
  • Visualization
  • Visualization systems and tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modeling and Simulation

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