The Visualization for Information Analysis lab (vialab)

Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on data science, human-computer interaction, interface design, information visualization, and visual analytics

Area(s) of Expertise

The Visualization for Information Analysis lab (vialab) is a research group with a focus on information visualization, with special attention on text and document analysis. Other research themes include human-computer interaction more generally, interactive pen/touch surface display interaction and applications research, and computer supported learning. The lab maintains a range of collaborations with other academic researchers both at Ontario Tech and beyond, as well as industrial collaborations.

Research Services

Visualization design and implementation, usability testing, interface design, and interaction design, crowd-sourced studies, eye-tracking studies

Sectors of Application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Education
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Management and business related services
  • Policy and governance

Equipment

Function

OptiTrack – Motion Capture System

Millimeter precision tracking of people and objects

MultiTaction 55” pen/touch screen

Pen/touch enabled screen

Hoylu Interactive Wall Display

Pen-enabled wall display for large-scale analytics applications

HTC VIVE VR Headset

Virtual reality system

Tobii Eye X60 Tracker

Precision eye-tracking system

Pupil Eye Tracker (2)

Head-mounted eye-tracking system (mobile)

Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pen

Pen/touch interaction device

Shimmer GSR sensor

Wrist worn Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensor to measure stress

  • Microsoft Research
  • Quillsoft