Microseismic visualization systems present complex 3D data of small seismic events within oil reservoirs to allow experts to explore and interact with that data. Yet existing systems suffer several problems: 3D spatial navigation and orientation is difficult, and selecting 3D data is challenging due to the problems of occlusion and lack of depth perception. Our work mitigates these problems by applying both proxemic interactions and a spatial input device to simplify how experts navigate through the visualization, and a painting metaphor to simplify how they select that information.
Researchers: Ahmed Mostafa, Sheelagh Carpendale, Saul Greenberg, Ehud Sharlin, Mario Costa Sousa
- A. Mostafa, S. Greenberg, E. Brazil, E.Sharlin, and M.C. Sousa, “Interacting with Microseismic Visualizations.”, Proc. ACM CHI 2013 Extended Abstracts - CHI'13, 2013. Paris, France.
- A. E. Mostafa, R. Amorim, E. Vi. Brazil, D. Eaton, S. Carpendale, E. Sharlin, M. Costa Sousa, “Exploratory Visual Modeling and Analysis of Microseismic Events”, GeoConvention 2012: Vision, Calgary, Alberta. Extended abstract and poster.
- A. E. Mostafa, S. Carpendale, E. V. Brazil, D. Eaton, E. Sharlin, M. Costa Sousa, “Visualizing highly multidimensional time varying Microseismic Events”, Technical Report 2012-1032-15, October 2012 , University of Calgary, AB, Canada.