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IATK: An Immersive Analytics Toolkit

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.
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Maxime Cordeil, Andrew Cunningham, Benjamin Bach, Christophe Hurter, Bruce Thomas, et al.. IATK: An Immersive Analytics Toolkit. VR 2019 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Mar 2019, Osaka, Japan. ⟨10.1109/VR.2019.8797978⟩. ⟨hal-02288638⟩



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