In our day it's hard to imagine modern research in sophisticated scientific area without use of visual analytics tools. However, humans are able to receive and analyze information about world around them not only through their eyes, but with help of other sensory stimuli as well and there is no reason why scientific data analyses should be an exception. As a result, there is a lot of research done recently in area of multimodal interfaces that are characterized by various sensory stimuli involvement and especially in visual-auditory interfaces development. In this work we introduce multisensory analytics approach, discuss theoretical issues, introduce main concepts of software tools implementing our approach, describe one of the possible auditory-visual mappings methods for particular case of scalar fields analyses - simultaneous interconnected scalar fields analyses and give practical examples.
- Multisensory analysis
- Scientific visualization