Visualization beyond the Desktop--the Next Big Thing

Roberts, Jonathan C., Ritsos, P., Badam, S., Brodbeck, D., Kennedy, J. (2014). Visualization beyond the Desktop--the Next Big Thing. Computer Graphics and Applications, 34, (6), 26-34.


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ISSN: 0272-1716

Abstract

Visualization is coming of age. With visual depictions being seamlessly integrated into documents, and data visualization techniques being used to understand increasingly large and complex datasets, the term "visualization"' is becoming used in everyday conversations. But we are on a cusp; visualization researchers need to develop and adapt to today's new devices and tomorrow's technology. Today, people interact with visual depictions through a mouse. Tomorrow, they'll be touching, swiping, grasping, feeling, hearing, smelling, and even tasting data. The next big thing is multisensory visualization that goes beyond the desktop.
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Authors

Jessie Kennedy
Dean of Research and Innovation
j.kennedy@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2772

Areas of Expertise

Information Visualisation
Information visualisation is the use of enhanced Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to communicate and interact with complex data sets such as social networks, multiattribute tables, and financial data. Pages of text and numbers are not the most effective way to communicate or understand information.

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