Immersive virtual environment to augment comprehension models of a complex phenomenon - IMAGE V2 Exploration module


  1. Mokhtari, M.
  2. Boivin, É.
  3. Drolet, F.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Virtual reality (VR) allows for the ability to simultaneously analyze large data sets as well as for a more intuitive exploration in immersive virtual environments (IVEs). VR gives the impression to users that they interact and manipulate data directly and not just its graphical representation. They can visualize and explore data as being "in-the-box I inside looking out" rather than as being "out-of-the-box / outside looking in" (for the traditional desktop version). IVEs provide many benefits for understanding complex systems I phenomena, namely the visualization of immersive 3D graphics and different immersion paradigms offering intuitive navigation to explore and analyze data. Besides, IVEs facilitate the learning process by, among other factors, promoting the spatial representation of knowledge and augmenting both user's motivation and commitment. In a complex system understanding context, VR can be useful to develop a human-centric IVE, that aims to produce individual or collective explanatory and tailored (static and/or dynamic) visualization views. These views, in order to bring a meaning to data sets, have to generate, stimulate, increase or accelerate the complex system understanding.

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virtual reality;immersive virtual environments;multi-touch;visualization;3D interactions;complexity
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2013-483 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2013
Number of Pages
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