In the framework of the research theme STAMP (Spatio-temporal analytics, maps and processing), hardware and software facilities are offered in a fully equipped spatial data visualization and usability analysis facility, the VISUSE Lab. The lab is available to staff and MSc and PhD students across the UT.

Geospatial Data Visualization and Cartography

The VISUSE Lab offers up-to-date facilities for research in spatial data visualization, including augmented and virtual reality, and 3D-visualization. The lab is arranged in such a way that free space is reserved for the VR playground (equipped with an HTC Vive Pro Eye) use of the large Barco touch screen, and the 3D monitor. We also have AR capabilities with a Microsoft HoloLens 2. Our research focuses on advanced visualization solutions to increase understanding of complex dynamic systems and to support decision-making at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

Usability Analysis

The VISUSE Lab offers facilities for doing use, user and usability research. Techniques that can be implemented (e.g., thinking aloud, screen logging, audio & video recording, physiological data acquisition) are centred around a Tobii eye-tracking system. The system can also be used to investigate the interaction of users with displays on mobile devices like smartphones or tablets.  In addition, mobile eye-tracking for doing user research in contexts outside the laboratory is possible with the help of Tobii Glasses 2 equipment. The VISUSE Lab is equipped with the latest Tobii Pro Fusion eye-tracker, a compact, high-performance instrument that can be mounted to a laptop for mobile use.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Roel Bossink.