Modern imaging technology, sensors and computer simulations not only provide us with an ever increasing amount of richer data, but also different kinds of views on a single problem. Different visualisation techniques exist for most of these modalities, e.g. volume rendering for scalar fields and glyph-based techniques for vector and tensor fields. Structured data, like information about patients and statistical data, require totally different approaches from the field of information visualisation. Our goal is to provide an integrated, holistic view which aggregates all the data in a single interface. This way, we want to enable seamless exploration of multi-scale, multi-field and multi-variate data.
We also intend to explore how different kinds of devices – ranging from standard desktop displays to large high-resolution displays, which can show a large amount in detail while providing its contextual information – can be used to address this problem and how visualisation must adapt to the display scenario. The visualisation facilities at the Imaging Science Centre will feature tiled displays using different technologies, which will enable comparing their applicability for real-world scenarios like collaborative analysis or teaching.