Two teams have won £8,000 funding each to take their data visualisation projects to the next level and work with leading creative companies in Bristol.
Researchers at the University of Bristol will work with the new Bristol Virtual Reality Lab to develop their 360, virtual reality prototypes and We The Curious who will provide their expertise in storytelling and public engagement.
Aimed at bringing complex data to a format that can be accessed in an immersive environment, the winning projects of the first Jean Golding Institute for Data Intensive Research Data Visualisation Challenge in VR/360 are:
When completed, both prototypes will be unveiled at the We The Curious Data Dome in Bristol for the public to visit as part of the Jean Golding Institute Showcase and Data Week from 25 June.
Manager of the Jean Golding Institute, Patricia Holley, said:
“This has been a unique opportunity for researchers to put forward interesting and relevant datasets from projects, enhanced by using state of the art visualisation techniques, that in this instance could go on to provide developments in health and wellbeing.
“The Jean Golding Institute hopes that this challenge has been a catalyst to develop a diverse environment for collaboration between our researchers and Bristol’s creative industry sector and to provide new opportunities to expand the impact of our research.”
The challenge attracted nine research projects that were presented to 19 local companies at an ideas workshop event earlier this year. Winners receive £8,000 funding to support development; space to work at the Bristol VR Lab and access to the We The Curious Data Dome.