Factsheet

Research group:
VRxAR Labs
Based in Växjö, Sweden

Founding date:
May 2016

Website:
vrxar.lnu.se

Press / Business contact:
aris.alissandrakis@lnu.se

Social:
twitter.com/vrxar
vimeo.com/vrxar
facebook.com/vrxarlabs
LNU Play

Address:
VRxAR Labs
Department of Computer Science and Media Technology
Faculty of Technology
Linnaeus University
35106, Växjö
SWEDEN

Phone:
+46 (0) 470 70 86 36

Description

The VRxAR Labs research group is exploring interface design for Mixed Reality environments, such as Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Research

The VRxAR Labs research group, focuses on understanding how humans behave when operating within virtual environments that enable exploration and interaction with data. Making data more accessible and visible can ultimately enrich and enhance a user's experience in various everyday contexts. New technologies embracing 3D user interfaces are finally becoming more mainstream available, such as virtual and augmented reality. By studying interaction and interface design for 3D user interfaces and actively developing interactive systems, the vision of the group is to contribute with ideas and solutions to create usability-friendly experiences for the future. These research topics are highly relevant for academia, industry, and society as 3D interaction is fundamental for real-world tasks.

In order to investigate different challenges within the area of 3D user interfaces, our research is guided by a user-centered design process, keeping human factors in mind. By researching how the humans interact in a three-dimensional information space, applying their low-level perceptual, cognitive, and ergonomic capabilities, we aim to design new and effective approaches for humans to operate computer technologies.

Projects


Videos

Hybrid Collaborative Immersive Analytics (WIP, October 2018) Vimeo

Open Data Exploration in Virtual Reality x Nordic Tweet Stream (WIP, May 2018) Vimeo

PEAR - Cube Interface (WIP, April 2018) Vimeo

Open Data Exploration in Virtual Reality x Nordic Tweet Stream (WIP, Nov. 2017) Vimeo

Open Data Exploration in Virtual Reality (ODXVR) - Demo Vimeo

Augmented Reality for Public Engagement (PEAR) - Early demo Vimeo


Images

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There are far more images available for VRxAR Labs, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (10KB)
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Selected Publications


Selected News

  • "Using Virtual Reality, large corpuses can be analysed in new, smart ways"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se
  • "Virtual Reality project presented at VR_Sci Fest 2017"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se
  • "New smartphone app aims to increase public engagement in local issues"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se
  • "Virtual Reality will make Open Data more visible and valuable"
    - Linnaeus University, LNU.se

Team

Nico Reski
Doctoral Student

Aris Alissandrakis
Supervisor

Contact

Inquiries
aris.alissandrakis@lnu.se

Twitter
twitter.com/vrxar

Facebook
facebook.com/vrxarlabs

Web
vrxar.lnu.se

Linnaeus University Web
lnu.se/vrxar


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