A 3-dimensional tangible mapping and data visualization interface for MIT campus
Author(s)Ahuja, Dishaan (Dishaan D.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this thesis, I describe the design and development of a tangible mapping, discovery and data visualization interface for MIT's campus. The interface is intended for eventual placement in MIT's Atlas Center - a reinvented and consolidated service center for employees, students, and visitors that is due to open in 2017. The interface consists of a large touchscreen placed flat on a table, with translucent and touch-sensitive 3D-printed MIT buildings laid out on top of the touchscreen. Users can interact with the interface by touching or long-pressing the buildings, or by interacting directly with the data presented on the touchscreen. Users are able to view a large amount of location-based information about MIT campus, including upcoming events, shuttle times, directions for indoor and outdoor navigation on campus, and various live social feeds, ranging from Twitter to the beloved free-food mailing list. Users can also send much of this information to their mobile device by scanning a QR code. The main contribution of this research is a tangible, extensible and aesthetically pleasing map of MIT's campus, which will be used for data visualization and discovery by the employees and visitors of MIT's Atlas Center.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2016.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 47).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.