Imagine stepping into a three-dimensional data visualization that lets you fully interact with the data. This is now possible thanks to virtual reality technology.
Virtual reality data visualizations are computer generated, highly interactive, 3D projects. While the concept of VR isn’t new, the idea of immersive data exploration most certainly is – and the exciting possibilities are endless.
VR visualizations have the potential to offer easier pattern recognition and retention. They also feature different perspectives beyond the two-dimensional images we are familiar with. Let’s take a look at 8 amazing data visualizations in virtual reality:
The United Kingdom voting on whether to stay in the European Union or to “Brexit” was a huge story across Europe. Google Labs decided to make an interactive guide to the UK’s EU referendum. They created a VR visualization which simply illustrates the top questions asked in each country on search.
The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet. Simon Ducroquet and the Interactive Team at Fusion wanted to show what it would be like to swim around a blue whale, breaking down its complex anatomy and behavior. Click here to view a full step-by-step layout of the design process.
Titans of Space 2.0 is a deep-dive tour through our Solar System. The goal was to gain a new perspective on what our universe actually looks like by taking advantage of the increased spatial awareness made possible by modern VR.