Data Visualisation

The visualisations that we usually undertake fall into two categories - visualisation of three-dimensional structures (molecules, architecture, parts of human anatomy, etc. ) that are best viewed in three dimensions to understand, and more generic data that would typically be portrayed as bar charts or graphs.

For more conventional data we utilise the power of three dimensions to place the data in an entirely different setting to increase visibility, interaction and help spot any emerging trends. If you are not familiar with the potential benefits of why we do this then check out the FAQ.

Check out some successful data visualisation projects that we've done to get an idea of how the process works.

If you have some data that you need visualising then get in touch.

Case Study - Visualising Data in Three Dimensions

Example 3D data visualisations

These projects are a combination of data visualisations for various clients and internal projects/demos.

Clients come to us with a range of data from very different fields. Some have an idea of how they want to interpret all the numbers, whilst others come to us for inspiration.

During the initial consultation, we will determine any existing specifications that you have, including the general look and feel of the application and the context of the data. We may use one of our existing designs to get the process started but ultimately we will ensure that the experience exactly matches your specification.

We'll determine exactly what you want to get from your data - what information needs to be visible, any trends that you'd like to examine, how much data is visible at any one time, the number of dimensions or characteristics to the data, what aspects need to be interactive, etc.

We then usually perform several iterations where you can review progress and try out multiple designs until we reach a solution that you are completely satisfied with.

We also offer a package of continued support to ensure that everything continues to meet your expectations and implement any feedback that your application may require. Check out the demos.

Case Study - Mayhem Horror Festival

Typically 3D visualisation comes into its own when showing three-dimensional structures that are difficult to show in a 2D context. One such example is human anatomy, particularly that of the brain.

We were asked to visualise data of a little more unusual nature than normal.

In a collaboration with Nottingham University and the Broadway cinema, we experimented to find out what happens to someone's brain as they watch a collection of horror films. The responses had to be shown in real-time in the bar area of the cinema and be available to an online audience. The website was also tasked with providing a context for the experiment as well as information as to how and when it was being done.

The viewer was connected to a device that measured the electrical activity of the brain (EEG) and this data was subsequently streamed online. The visualisation was required to show a model of the brain and the representations of the points being monitored. This led to the creation of a semi-transparent model of a brain containing small points of light that varied in illumination corresponding to the monitoring data received.

We added some extra interaction by allowing various parameters to be altered, such as brain opacity, rotation speed and illumination levels. The site also featured an explanatory video of the whole experiment to set the scene accordingly.

Brain visualisation

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