DVX: Designing DataViz Experiences for VR & AR
As VR and AR platforms become more mainstream, more and more use cases involving the display of data in this new format are emerging; health data, navigational directions, product information, weather data, restaurant ratings and shopping prices. For entertainment, manufacturing and healthcare professionals, uses of mixed reality environments will all include visualizing data to provide information to the viewer.
The temptation is to make these new data visualizations bright, 3D and flashy, using the latest design tools and animations. Often, that will actually make the data harder to perceive and understand for the user.
Data visualization professionals have been fine tuning the craft of effective communication by visualizing data for a long time, and there are some core best practices that designers of immersive environments need to understand.