|Session Name||Immersive Data Visualization: AR in the Workplace|
|Track / Format||Innovation|
Rosstin Murphy of IBM presents his research on using AR to visualize, analyze, and manipulate big data in the workplace. His goal is to use AR to augment the data scientist's toolbox and improve the speed and depth of their analyses.
Exploring VR interaction in a business context showed promise, but revealed objective challenges to VR in a work environment. These challenges include the time cost of switching between VR gear and mouse + keyboard, juggling a 3D virtual environment alongside conventional 2D desktop interfaces, and choosing the right hardware controller model and 3D interaction algorithms. AR technology, though still in its infancy, elegantly solves many problems.