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

The desktop is dead, long live the desktop! – Towards a multisensory desktop for visualization

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Abstract

“Le roi est mort, vive le roi!”; or “The King is dead, long live the King” was a phrase originally used for the French throne of Charles VII in 1422, upon the death of his father Charles VI. To stave civil unrest the governing figures wanted perpetuation of the monarchs. Likewise, while the desktop as-we-know-it is dead (the use of the WIMP interface is becoming obsolete in visualization) it is being superseded by a new type of desktop environment: a multisensory visualization space. This space is still a personal workspace, it’s just a new kind of desk environment. Our vision is that data visualization will become more multisensory, integrating and demanding all our senses (sight, touch, audible, taste, smell etc.), to both manipulate and perceive the underlying data and information.

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J. C. Roberts, J. W. Mearman, and P. D. Ritsos, “The desktop is dead, long live the desktop! – Towards a multisensory desktop for visualization,” in Death of the Desktop Workshop, IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS), Paris, France, 2014.

Bibtex

@inproceedings{Roberts-et-al-DOTD-VIS2015,
  author = {Roberts, Jonathan C. and Mearman, Joseph W. and Ritsos, Panagiotis D.},
  editor = {Yvonne, Jansen and Isenberg, Petra and Dykes, Jason and Carpendale, Sheelagh and Keefe, Dan},
  title = {The desktop is dead, long live the desktop! -- Towards a multisensory desktop for visualization},
  year = {2014},
  booktitle = {Death of the Desktop Workshop, IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS), Paris, France},
  month = nov
}