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EnDEVR: An Environment for Data Engineering in VROrganizations within the public and private sectors are looking to improve their data science operations for research, development, and operational purposes. As this interest in data science grows, so too does interest in tools and programs that facilitating such operations. This paper presents EnDEVR, the Environment for Data Engineering in Virtual Reality, a user-extensible system that allows for the execution of custom data science functions. We describe the user-centered design process for the EnDEVR system, based on the needs of subject matter experts within the aerospace and aviation industries. Fundamental to this design is a method for users to integrate their existing analysis code (that may leverage third-party vendors) as usable objects in the virtual environment; this allows organizations to operate without the price tag and lifetime obligations associated with commercial data science toolkits, a concept known as “vendor lock-in”. We then present our system design with iterative implementations, and conclude with lessons learned. The presented work may provide insight into future user-centered design processes for VR applications, particularly for digital transformation stakeholders to circumvent vendor lock-in.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sarah M Lehman
(Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
Newton H Campbell
(Science Applications International Corporation (United States) McLean, Virginia, United States)
Simon A Aytes
(University of Michigan–Dearborn Dearborn, Michigan, United States)
Mitchell Kirshner
(University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona, United States)
Anthony Arviola
(Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Date Acquired
April 30, 2021
Publication Date
October 4, 2021
Publication Information
Publication: EnDEVR: An Environment for Data Engineering in VR
Publisher: IEEE
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Meeting Information
Meeting: IEEE International Symposium Mixed and Augmented Reality
Location: Remote
Country: IT
Start Date: October 4, 2021
End Date: October 8, 2021
Sponsors: IEEE Computer Society, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE VGTC
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 689807.
Distribution Limits
Portions of document may include copyright protected material.
Technical Review
NASA Technical Management
Human-centered computing
Human computer interaction (HCI)
Interaction paradigms
Virtual Reality
Visualization systems and tools
Visualization application domains
Visual analytics
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