AR/VR Data Visualisation and Human Computer Interaction

We are happy to invite you to the first SIGCHI Brisbane chapter event which is already happening this Thursday (7/7) at QUT, Kelvin Grove Z9 building, room 606!

  • Date: 7th July 2022
  • Time: 12:30-3pm
  • Location: room 606, KG-Z9, QUT, Gona Parade, Kelvin Grove

The program:

  • 12.30-13.30: (optional) Lunch/coffee at Sago, a Vietnamese restaurant at Kelvin Grove
  • 13.30-14.00: Presentation by Maxime Cordeil, Senior Lecturer at UQ (abstract and bio below)
  • 14.00-14.30: Presentation by Anastasia Tyurina, Senior Lecturer at QUT (abstract and bio will follow)

Come join us for a nice afternoon. Please react to this post with a :thumbsup: on slack for attending lunch + meeting, or a :slightly_smiling_face: on slack for just attending the meeting, so we can book accordingly. And please share with anyone who might want to join.

Abstract for Maxime’s presentation:

We are living in the era of big and complex data. Governments, businesses, and institutions heavily rely on this data to understand phenomena, predict future trends, solve problems, and make informed decisions. Currently, flat 2D screens are used to visualise data, offering only limited ways to interact with, and visually explore the data. This hinders our ability to fully understand the data and make informed decisions. Immersive Analytics is a recently emerged research area that aims to explore the use of Virtual and Augmented Reality to better support data exploration and understanding. These immersive technologies allow for so-called Embodied Interaction, which breaks the barrier of the 2D screen. Embodiment enables the direct interaction with data in 3D immersive spaces using natural, physical movements. It allows for novel and engaging ways to support computing, data understanding and decision making.

A number of research questions arise regarding Immersive Analytics. How do we design immersive visualisation tools and evaluate them? How can we collaborate efficiently remotely and locally in these environments? And how can we perform essential tasks like selecting and querying the data in immersive spaces? In this talk, I will present my recent work that seeks to answer these questions and the systems, devices and libraries I have built to advance knowledge in this field.

Abstract for Anastasia’s presentation:

(Coming soon).

Speaker bio, Maxime:

Maxime Cordeil is a Data Visualisation and Human Computer Interaction Lecturer at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland. Before joining UQ, he was an HCI Lecturer at Monash University and a member of the Data Visualisation and Immersive Analytics Lab. His research focused on Immersive Analytics, Human Computer Interaction and Data Science. Prior to this he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Monash University, a Software Engineer for the French Civil Aviation R&D department, and he received his PhD from the Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space. He is actively involved in the international research communities of Data Visualisation, Virtual Reality and Human Computer Interaction (IEEE VIS, IEEE VR, ACM CHI).

Speaker Bio, Anastasia:

Dr Anastasia Tyurina is the Study Area Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication at Queensland University of Technology. With over 15 years of teaching and industry experience as a design researcher and a new media artist, Anastasia is interested in collaborative practices of science, technologies, arts, and design that address complex critical issues in society. Anastasia sees the development of technology as a fundamental human activity and operates within the domains of emerging technologies, visual communication, interaction design, scientific imaging, photography, and creative coding. Her research and practice lie in the area of immersive visual-led digital experiences that promote social change, better health, and wellbeing.

2 responses to “AR/VR Data Visualisation and Human Computer Interaction”

    • Hi Susan, For this event we are planning it to be an in-person only. We decided this because we’ve found that in other hybrid events, the experience for attendees on ZOOM was not ideal. Would your preference be for hybrid over in-person only events? Any tips on how to make it work well?

      I still hope that for tomorrow you might be able to make it in person. From UQ, the 66 bus is a pretty easy option to get to Kelvin Grove campus. If not, I look forward to seeing you at a future event (either in-person or virtual).

      Kind regards,
      Jared Donovan.