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Visualization beyond the desktop--the Next Big Thing.

Roberts, Jonathan C; Ritsos, Panagiotis D; Badam, Sriram K; Brodbeck, Dominique; Kennedy, Jessie; Elmqvist, Niklas


Jonathan C Roberts

Panagiotis D Ritsos

Sriram K Badam

Dominique Brodbeck

Niklas Elmqvist


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 15, 2014
Online Publication Date Aug 15, 2014
Publication Date 2014-11
Deposit Date Jan 22, 2015
Journal IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Print ISSN 0272-1716
Electronic ISSN 1558-1756
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 6
Pages 26-34
Keywords Visualization; multisensory visualization; the future; technology and society
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