Augmenting Static Visualizations with PapARVis Designer

Zhutien Chen, Wai Tong, Qianwen Wang, Benjamin Bach, Huamin Qu

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Abstract / Description of output

This paper presents an authoring environment for augmenting static visualizations with virtual content in augmented reality. Augmenting static visualizations can leverage the best of both physical and digital worlds, but its creation currently involves different tools and devices, without any means to explicitly design and debug both static and virtual content simultaneously. To address these issues, we design an environment that seamlessly integrates all steps of a design and deployment workflow through its main features: i) an extension to Vega, ii) a preview, and iii) debug hints that facilitate valid combinations of static and augmented content. We inform our design through a design space with four ways to augment static visualizations. We demonstrate the expressiveness of our tool through examples, including books, posters, projections, wallsized visualizations. A user study shows high user satisfaction of our environment and confirms that participants can create augmented visualizations in an average of 4.63 minutes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367080
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020
EventACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Hawaiʻi Convention Center on the island of Oahu, Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 202030 Apr 2020


ConferenceACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • isualization in Augmented Reality
  • Augmented Static Visualization
  • Data Visualization Authoring


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