IATK: an Immersive Analytics Toolkit

Maxime Cordeil, Andrew Cunningham, Benjamin Bach, Christophe Hurter, Bruce H. Thomas, Kimbal Marriott, Tim Dwyer

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Abstract

Abstract: We introduce IATK, the Immersive Analytics Toolkit, a software package for Unity that allows interactive authoring and exploration of data visualization in immersive environments. The design of IATK was informed by interdisciplinary expert-collaborations as well as visual analytics applications and iterative refinement over several years. IATK allows for easy assembly of visualizations through a grammar of graphics that a user can configure in a GUI—in addition to a dedicated visualisation API that supports the creation of novel immersive visualization designs and interactions. IATK is designed with scalability in mind, allowing visualisation and fluid responsive interactions in the order of several million points at a usable frame rate. This paper outlines our design requirements, IATK’s framework design and technical features, its user interface, as well as application examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings
EditorsRob Teather, Yuta Itoh, Joe Gabbard, Ferran Argelaguet, Anne-Hélène Olivier, Dan Keefe
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages200-209
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
ISBN (Print)9781728113784
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Human-centered computing
  • Visualization
  • Visualization techniques
  • visualisation design and evaluation methods

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Cordeil, M., Cunningham, A., Bach, B., Hurter, C., Thomas, B. H., Marriott, K., & Dwyer, T. (2019). IATK: an Immersive Analytics Toolkit. In R. Teather, Y. Itoh, J. Gabbard, F. Argelaguet, A-H. Olivier, & D. Keefe (Eds.), 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings (pp. 200-209). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797978
Cordeil, Maxime ; Cunningham, Andrew ; Bach, Benjamin ; Hurter, Christophe ; Thomas, Bruce H. ; Marriott, Kimbal ; Dwyer, Tim. / IATK : an Immersive Analytics Toolkit. 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings. editor / Rob Teather ; Yuta Itoh ; Joe Gabbard ; Ferran Argelaguet ; Anne-Hélène Olivier ; Dan Keefe. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. pp. 200-209
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Cordeil, M, Cunningham, A, Bach, B, Hurter, C, Thomas, BH, Marriott, K & Dwyer, T 2019, IATK: an Immersive Analytics Toolkit. in R Teather, Y Itoh, J Gabbard, F Argelaguet, A-H Olivier & D Keefe (eds), 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway NJ USA, pp. 200-209. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797978

IATK : an Immersive Analytics Toolkit. / Cordeil, Maxime; Cunningham, Andrew; Bach, Benjamin; Hurter, Christophe; Thomas, Bruce H.; Marriott, Kimbal ; Dwyer, Tim.

26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings. ed. / Rob Teather; Yuta Itoh; Joe Gabbard; Ferran Argelaguet; Anne-Hélène Olivier; Dan Keefe. Piscataway NJ USA : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019. p. 200-209.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

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Cordeil M, Cunningham A, Bach B, Hurter C, Thomas BH, Marriott K et al. IATK: an Immersive Analytics Toolkit. In Teather R, Itoh Y, Gabbard J, Argelaguet F, Olivier A-H, Keefe D, editors, 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces - Proceedings. Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2019. p. 200-209 https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797978