Expert Evaluation of the Usability of HeloVis: A 3D Immersive Helical Visualization for SIGINT Analysis

  • Alma Cantu
  • Thierry DuvalEmail author
  • Olivier Grisvard
  • Gilles Coppin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11883)


This paper presents an evaluation of HeloVis: a 3D interactive visualization that relies on immersive properties to improve user performance during SIGnal INTelligence (SIGINT) analysis. HeloVis draws on perceptive biases, highlighted by Gestalt laws, and on depth perception to enhance the recurrence properties contained in the data. In this paper, we briefly recall what is SIGINT, the challenges that it brings to visual analytics, and the limitations of state of the art SIGINT tools. Then, we present HeloVis, and we evaluate its efficiency through the results of an evaluation that we have made with civil and military operators who are the expert end-users of SIGINT analysis.


HCI Visual analytics Immersive analytics Scientific visualization 3D User Interaction Virtual environments Virtual reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alma Cantu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Thierry Duval
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Olivier Grisvard
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gilles Coppin
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Thales DMSBrestFrance
  2. 2.IMT ATlantiqueBrestFrance
  3. 3.Lab-STICC, UMR CNRS 6285BrestFrance

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