Immersive visual data stories

Petra Isenberg, Bongshin Lee, Huamin Qu, Maxime Cordeil

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We discuss opportunities and challenges for making people experience immersion when interacting with visual data stories. Even though visual data stories are an important means for communicating information, the extent to which viewers feel immersed in such stories has so far been hardly explored. In this chapter, we explore the concept of immersion in visual data stories from the viewpoint of related disciplines in which narratives play an important role. We pay special attention to games research, which shares a focus on graphics and interactivity with our context of visual data stories. From this exploration we derive research opportunities and challenges for immersion in visual data stories.

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 PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030013882
ISBN (Print)9783030013875
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


  • Data-driven narratives
  • Immersion
  • Narrative visualization
  • Storytelling
  • Visualization

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