Virtual reality opens the door for new manners of exploration of data, especially for multidimensional and complex datasets. We are living in the era of Big Data. With the increasing digitalisation of processes large amounts of data are generated every day. However, the human brain is not capable of processing effectively large amounts of data to extract the relevant information.

Data visualisation has been used for several decades as a tool to amplify cognition and favour decision-support. With the appearance of new technologies such as virtual reality (VR), novel ways of interaction appear going beyond the traditional desktop dynamics. New hardware capabilities enable multisensory input and output devices, besides a more natural way of interacting with the data provided.

However, there is a large debate in the data visualisation community on the advantages/disadvantages of using VR as a platform to display data visualisation. Continue reading here.