Data and Virtual Reality — Part I

What can VR bring you that typical data visualization doesn’t? A tour of high-dimension visualization techniques, Iris data, Tim Cook’s faces, node-and-edge graphs, and VR.
San Francisco’s DataVR meetup group met for the first time a few weeks ago. I was there, and am happy to report that there was a lively group discussion centered around the merits of VR data visualization and analysis tools.
Implicitly, we all understood that we are dealing with a classic Chicken and Egg problem — it’s difficult to build a suite of VR tools that people will use without knowing how said people will use VR data tools.
In this piece, I will explore how VR can help with a) information density and b) intuitively understanding data, by examining how high-dimensional data visualization and graph exploration can benefit from VR.

Continued at Medium.



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