The Data Visualization Lab, housed in the Bello Center for Information Technology and managed by Krupp Library staff is a space for faculty, staff, and students to expand learning beyond the classroom. Faculty can incorporate VR/XR tools into their courses to provide immersive experiences for students. Some examples of tools available include:
Immersive locations around the world related to culture, geography, infrastructure, economics and more.
VR Films, Documentaries, and Cinematic Experiences
A tool for visualization and exploration of complex, high-dimensional data sets.
Practice public speaking with a variety of audiences and locations. Receive feedback and track progress on improvement in public speaking skills.
A fun and fast-paced team building activity that includes testing communication and problem-solving skills.
VR Meditation Experiences
The DVL has hosted classes from Economics, English and Cultural Studies, Science, and Business, in addition to hosting co-curricular events for students in collaboration with student organizations.
To explore opportunities for curricular use or student life activities, contact Laura Kohl (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the library
The Data Visualization Lab (DVL) was opened on April 1, 2019 with a grant of equipment from HP as part of the EDUCAUSE-HP Campus of the Future initiative. Located in Bello 101, the lab houses:
Five HP Z-series graphics workstations
Two HP Z VR Backpack workstations
A 2×3 array of high-resolution, wall mounted digital displays
High-resolution, 360 degree cameras for field use
The workstations are equipped with Oculus Rift S and HP headsets and controllers, enabling fully-immersive, 6 DOF experiences such as 360 video and synthetic digital environments. The lab is supported by a team of staff drawn from Krupp Library, Academic Affairs, and Academic Computing.