Changing The Code - Chhavi Sharma

Chhavi Sharma - Laidlaw Scholar from HKU - on her research into how augmented reality can be used for complex data visualization, and her project 'Change The Code', which aims to improve the gender ratio in STEM industries.

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In this Scholar Spotlight episode, Chhavi Sharma from the University of Hong Kong discusses her Laidlaw research project (carried out at the University of St Andrews) into the way augmented reality can be used for complex data visualization, and her project Change The Code - a student-led organization that aims to improve the gender ratio in STEM industries by encouraging more female students to take up science and technology-related fields.

Connect with Chhavi on LinkedIn

Get in touch if you want to become involved with Change The Code: changethecodehku@gmail.com, LinkedIn, their website.


Further Reading Suggestions by Chhavi 

1. Visualizing Big Data with augmented and virtual reality: challenges and research agenda by Ekaterina Olshannikova, Aleksandr Ometov, Yevgeni Koucheryavy & Thomas Olsson

This paper provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the research issues and achievements in the field of Big Data and its visualization techniques and tools. The main aim is to summarize challenges in visualization methods for existing Big Data, as well as to offer novel solutions for issues related to the current state of Big Data Visualization.

2. Explorations in the Use of Augmented Reality for Geographic Visualization by Nicholas R. Hedley, Mark Billinghurst, Lori Postner, Richard May and Hirokazu Kato

This paper describes two explorations in the use of hybrid user interfaces for collaborative geographic data visualization. Their first interface combines three technologies: augmented reality (AR), immersive virtual reality (VR), and computer vision-based hand and object tracking. The second interface explores alternative interface techniques, including a zoomable user interface, paddle interactions, and pen annotations.

3. MultiFi: Multi Fidelity Interaction with Displays On and Around the Body by Jens Grubert, Matthias Heinisch, Aaron J. Quigley, Dieter Schmalstieg

This paper presents MultiFi, an interactive system that combines the strengths of multiple displays and overcomes the seams of mobile interaction with widgets distributed over multiple devices. A comparative user study indicates that combined head-mounted display and smartwatch interfaces can outperform interaction with single wearable devices.

Apart from the readings, you can learn more about the Magic Leap One through a review on “Adam Savage’s Tested” YouTube channel named - Tested: Magic Leap One Augmented Reality Review! 

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Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network. I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :) Drop me a line at nikol.chen@laidlawfoundation.com if you have any questions about the Network or just fancy a chat. Alternatively, you can use the teal chat bubble in the right bottom corner of your screen and I'll reply ASAP!

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