Multisensory immersive analytics

Jon McCormack, Jonathan C. Roberts, Benjamin Bach, Carla Dal Sasso Freitas, Takayuki Itoh, Christophe Hurter, Kim Marriott

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While visual cues are traditionally used for visual analytics, multimodal interaction technologies offer 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 different senses; presentations are more accessible to people with vision impairment and can be personalized to specific 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 presentations are integrated with different modalities, and the opportunities of mixing several sensory signals, including the visual domain.

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 pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9783030013882
ISBN (Print)9783030013875
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

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


  • Haptic data visualization
  • Immersive visual analytics
  • Multisensory visualization

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