Techniques are described that enable cyclical data presentation with a helical display. A helix, which is a particular form of a spiral, is generally not used for conventional data presentations because it can be difficult to understand in two-dimensional (2D) presentations. In a three-dimensional (3D) presentation, however, such as in a VR environment, helices, curls, and spirals are well-known forms and can be used for data presentation. In particular, cyclical information can be presented in embedded helices in which the helical shape is used to display cycles within cycles continuing in one or more directions. For example, a 3D helical calendar can allow a user to zoom into and out of the helix to view the cycle of hours within the cycle of days, within the cycle of months, within the cycle of a year or multiple years.
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Alger, Michael, "Cyclical Data Presentation with A Helical Display", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 13, 2017)