Panagiotis D. Ritsos

MEng PhD Essex, FHEA

Lecturer in Visualization

Immersive Environments Lab
Visualization, Data, Modelling and
Graphics (VDMG) research group,

School of Computer Science
and Electronic Engineering,

Bangor University,
Dean Street, Bangor,
Gwynedd, UK, LL57 1UT

Visualization Beyond the Desktop - the next big thing

Teaser for 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.





J. C. Roberts, P. D. Ritsos, S. K. Badam, D. Brodbeck, J. Kennedy, and N. Elmqvist, “Visualization Beyond the Desktop - the next big thing,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 26–34, Nov. 2014.  doi:10.1109/MCG.2014.82
Invited at IEEE VIS 2015


  author = {Roberts, Jonathan C. and Ritsos, Panagiotis D. and Badam, Sriram Karthik and Brodbeck, Dominique and Kennedy, Jessie and Elmqvist, Niklas},
  journal = {IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
  title = {{Visualization Beyond the Desktop - the next big thing}},
  year = {2014},
  month = nov,
  volume = {34},
  number = {6},
  pages = {26-34},
  doi = {10.1109/MCG.2014.82}