SSstory: 3D data storytelling based on SuperSQL and Unity

Jingrui Li, Kento Goto, Motomichi Toyama

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SuperSQL is an extended SQL language, which brings out a rich layout presentation of a relational database with a particular query. This paper proposes SSstory, a storytelling system in a 3D data space created by a relational database. SSstory uses SuperSQL and Unity to generate a data video and add cinematic directions to the data video. Without learning special authoring tooling, users can easily create data videos with a small quantity of code.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDEAS 2021 - 25th International Database Applications and Engineering Symposium
EditorsBipin C. Desai
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450389914
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul 14
Event25th International Database Applications and Engineering Symposium, IDEAS 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2021 Jul 142021 Jul 16

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference25th International Database Applications and Engineering Symposium, IDEAS 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • SuperSQL
  • data storytelling
  • data visualization
  • databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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