Financial Data Visualization in 3D on Immersive Virtual Reality Displays

A Case-Study for Data Storytelling and Information Visualization of Financial Data of Australia’s Energy Sector
  • Artur LugmayrEmail author
  • Yi Juin Lim
  • Joshua Hollick
  • Joyce Khuu
  • Felix Chan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 345)


Within the scope of this publication, we present a design prototype for the 3D visualization of financial data of Australia’s Energy sector with a large scale immersive virtual reality environment. We review existing 3D visualization approaches in finance industry; discuss the technical setup of the prototype; explore design considerations; and approaches to make financial information understandable for everyone. We conclude with a discussion about the potential that immersive virtual environments provide to support the understanding of market events, as well as the exploration of large multidimensional data-sets.



We would like to thank the Curtin HIVE and its team (namely Andrew Woods) [31], for help in creating the project prototype. We also would like to thank the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) for the financial grant which supported the project development. The project was conducted as part of the 2017/2018 HIVE summer internship scheme [32].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artur Lugmayr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi Juin Lim
    • 1
  • Joshua Hollick
    • 3
  • Joyce Khuu
    • 2
  • Felix Chan
    • 2
  1. 1.Visualisation and Interactive Media Lab. (VisLab)Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.Curtin Business SchoolCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch)Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia

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