Data Visualization in Virtual Reality for Banking Analysis
(for best experience, use on a smartphone browser with Google Cardboard)
We wanted to learn Virtual Reality Web Development and learn how to create Virtual Reality experiences for Google Cardboard. At the same time, we were excited about the possibility of doing data analysis, so we merged these two ideas together.
Furthermore, using open source web technologies and Google Cardboard is important to us because these are accessible technologies that do not require expensive investment into equipment, and so they are able to spread quickly and reach more users.
What It Does
Our visualization provides account balance data on 315 different accounts, which are displayed to the front of the user.
This data moves across space, and displays balance totals from $0 to $25,000.
Our visualization also currently provides account balance data for three specific customers. These three customers have about 10 different accounts, also ranging from $0 to $25,000. This data is located to the left, right, and behind the user.
We're pretty happy that we have a Virtual Reality Web Experience up and running, and that we were able to successfully use simulated data from a leading company in the financial industry.
What's Next for Bank.VR? We want to..
- Learn how to use APIs and data more effectively
- Gain more in-depth knowledge of Virtual Reality environments
- Experiment with different ways of displaying data in virtual space
Thank You to...
- AT&T for providing Google Cardboards at the Career Fair! We used these for testing.
- Microsoft Azure for hosting our VR experience!
- Capital One API for the customer data and tools to analyze the data
- MozVR for open source Virtual Reality Web Development tools.
- WebVR Boilerplate Template which served as our starting point.
- And the awesome Microsoft, Capital One, and Google mentors!