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Columbia University’s Data Science Institute Presents:
DATA SCIENCE DAY

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Wednesday, April 6 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Personalized Compass--A Compact Visualization for Direction and Location [D29]

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Maps on mobile/wearable devices often make it difficult to determine the location of a point of interest (POI). For example, a POI may exist outside the map or on a background with no meaningful cues. To address this issue, we present Personalized Compass, a self-contained compact graphical location indicator. Personalized Compass uses personal a priori POIs to establish a reference frame, within which a POI in question can then be localized. Graphically, a personalized compass combines a multi-needle compass with an abstract overview map. In this demonstration, we present a prototype iOS map application with Personalized Compass. Attendees will have the opportunities to interactively use Personalized Compass to perform a series of map-based location and direction tasks.

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Daniel Miau

PhD Candidate in Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
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Steven Feiner

Professor of Computer Science, Columbia Engineering
Steven Feiner is professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, where he directs the Computer Graphics and User Interfaces Lab and co-directs the Columbia Vision and Graphics Center. His interests include human–computer interaction, augmented reality and virtual environments, 3-D user interfaces, knowledge-based design of graphics and multimedia, mobile and wearable computing, computer games, and information visualization. Feiner... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Roone Arledge Auditorium Lerner Hall, Columbia University 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10040

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