Multisensory Immersive Analytics

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While visual cues are traditionally used for visual analytics, multimodal interaction technologies o er many new possibilities. This chapter explores the opportunities and challenges for developers and users to utilize and represent data through non-visual sensory channels to help them understand and interact with data. Users are able to experience data in new ways: variables from complex datasets can be conveyed through di erent senses; presentations are more accessible to people with vision impairment and can be personalized to speci c user needs; interactions can involve multiple senses to provide natural and transparent methods. All these techniques enable users to obtain a better understanding of the underlying information. While the emphasis of this chapter is towards non-visual immersive analytics, we include a discussion on how visual pre- sentations are integrated with di erent modalities, and the opportunities of mixing several sensory signals, including the visual domain.


  • Virtual Reality, Immersive Reality, Augmented Reality, Visualisation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmersive Analytics
EditorsKim Marriott, Falk Schreiber, Tim Dwyer, Karsten Klein, Nathalie Henry Riche, Takayuki Itoh, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger , Bruce H. Thomas
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (electronic)978-3-030-01387-5
ISBN (print)0302-9743
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2018
EventDagstuhl seminar on Immersive Analytics - Germany, Dagstuhl, Germany
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

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OtherDagstuhl seminar on Immersive Analytics
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