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Visualization beyond the desktop--the Next Big Thing.

  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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    15 August 2014

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    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

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    006.6 Computer graphics


Roberts, J. C., Ritsos, P. D., Badam, S. K., Brodbeck, D., Kennedy, J., & Elmqvist, N. (2014). Visualization beyond the desktop--the Next Big Thing. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 34(6), 26-34. doi:10.1109/MCG.2014.82



Visualization; multisensory visualization; the future; technology and society

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