IATK: An immersive analytics toolkit

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

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Abstract

We introduce IATK, the Immersive Analytics Toolkit, a software package for Unity that allows interactive authoring and exploration of data visualisation 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 visualisations 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 visualisation 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 publication2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages200-209
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1377-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1378-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 23 Mar 201927 Mar 2019

Publication series

Name
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISSN (Print)2642-5246
ISSN (Electronic)2642-5254

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period23/03/1927/03/19

Keywords

  • Centered computing
  • Human
  • Visualisation design and evaluation methods
  • Visualization
  • Visualization techniques

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