Today, touch interaction is very common and especially smartphones have established it in everyday life. Yet, visual analytics still almost exclusively relies on desktop setups controlled with mouse and keyboard. This project aims to make collaborative visual analytics processes more effective by developing innovative multitouch interaction methods. Such a system will allow multiple analysts to explore and gain insights from the data. In particular the massive amounts of data that are collected during Earth observation pose a challenge. Such high-dimensional data often relies on multiple linked views that visualize different aspects of the data at once. Therefore, interaction has to work consistently across multiple visualizations. Such a system will eventually put the users at the center of visual analysis and the data at their finger tips.
The project is a collaboration between the DLR Jena and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
May 2019 - April 2022
Joshua Reibert (DLR DW / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)