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Method and System for Linking 2D Information Visualization in a Virtual Reality Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247684D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 192K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for linking 2D information visualization in a virtual reality environment. The method and system embeds the 2D information visualization in virtual reality spaces (3D spaces) as surfaces of geometric objects.

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Method and System for Linking 2D Information Visualization in a Virtual Reality Environment

Disclosed is a method and system for linking 2D information visualization in a virtual reality environment.

The method and system embeds 2D information visualization in virtual reality spaces (3D spaces) as surfaces of geometric objects. Embedding of the 2D information visualizations includes, but need not limited to, projecting 2D visualizations on an inner face of an open cube that allows 2-5 linked visualizations and projecting a single 2D data visualization on inside of a sphere or a 6cube map with user place inside a geometric skybox.

FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 illustrate virtual reality spaces used to link 2D visualizations.

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As illustrated in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2, the method and system utilizes the virtual reality spaces to embed the 2D visualizations as surfaces of geometric objects. The 2D visualizations includes, but need not be limited to, such as, but need not be limited to, textual, images, graphs, geo-spatial, charts and tables.

In order to link a 2D visualization such as a chart in the virtual reality spaces, the method and system identifies a target area of the chart. The target area of the chart is identified based on, but need not be limited to, vocal inputs, gestures, a gaze, pointers and clicks.

Once the target area is identified, the method and system utilizes graphical elements that include data D to calculate the target area of the chart. Then, the method and

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system identifies the data D in other charts using the graphical elements.

If a direct slice of the data D is not found in the other charts, the method and system transforms or filters the other charts to show a slice of the data D. Thereafter, the method and system draws 3D paths by providing linkages between all pairs of the graphical elements present in the chart and the other charts to view the data D. Drawing of the 3D paths may be transitory that includes disappearing of 3D paths drawn previously by finding different target area.

The method and system also provides animation on the 3D paths such as, but need not limited to, blinking an...