Changes that you wouldn’t expect, but probably will hate or love.
Google Sheet and Microsoft Excels have been the basic yet useful tool that anyone can take advantage of, especially the business side. But whichever the case, this software has been the complex ones from the formulas down to analyzing the data.
Recently, researchers from the University of Cambridge, Coburg University, and Microsoft Teams have upgraded the simple spreadsheet to 3D or a Virtual Reality.
The study was created to improve the spreadsheet experience specifically for mobile devices. This project tends to boost productivity and build new functionalities.
The Google Sheet 3D Project
Both Google Spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel will be transformed into a virtual space where charts, individual cells, and menus can be shown in 3D. By then, users can drag and drop the 3D displays for better multitasking. This also means that users can comfortably grip the extensive amount of data.
The researchers aim to combine technology and tools that would allow users to interact with the spreadsheets, interactively, and in more engaging ways.
According to their research, “VR can enhance the display and interaction of mobile knowledge work and, in particular, spreadsheet applications. While spreadsheets are widely used yet are challenging to interact with, especially on mobile devices, using them in VR has not been explored in depth.”
“Combining the precise on-screen input of a pen with spatial sensing around the tablet, we propose tools for the efficient creation and editing of spreadsheet functions such as off-the-screen layered menus, visualization of sheets dependencies, and gaze-and-touch- based switching between spreadsheet tabs,” they explained.
The Final Stage
The Project is still at the early stages of fruition, but it was speculated that this Project would cost loads of money for business people. The kit would probably cost around $1,500 per employee, which would be extravagant for business operations. However, every user is still excited about holding that kind of Virtual Reality feature for Google Sheet and Microsoft Excel.