Immersive visualization

Visning för grupp av visualisering
Photo credits: Patric Ljung

The Immersive Visualization group is conducting research and development in a range of technologies to create an immersive and engaging visualization of data. 

The visualization of data is created with the help of large scale display systems, such as domes and stereoscopic viewing (3D), also including technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR).

Part of the group is also C-tech, with technical director Erik Sundén, providing technical support and maintenance of the dome and related equipment and systems at Norrköping Visualization Center C.

Our vision is to create systems and software that enable the user to feel immersed and deeply engaged with their content regardless of the type of devices or display system and interaction techniques being used.

The goal is to make the technology as transparent as possible such that the user maintains focused on and work with their content and to minimize distracting factors of the technologies, hardware as well as software. It should feel as natural as possible to continue to work with the data and content even though the user change devices or systems for visualization.

Research projects 

  • With the CUAS project (Collaborative Unmanned Aircraft Systems) members of the group work with augmented reality to create efficient interaction methods for collaboration and navigation of unmanned aircrafts and drones through the use of handheld devices.
  • Visualization and analysis of heterogeneous data, including provenance and persistence of data, is a challenging task growing ever more relevant as sensors and technical systems creates huge amounts of streaming data in a variety of forms.

Development projects

  • AVA (Aeronautic Visualization and Analysis) comprises of infrastructure and software ecosystem for the visualization and analysis of air traffic management.
  • SGCT (Simple Graphics Cluster Toolkit) is a software component to synchronize visualization across a computer cluster with multiple projectors.
  • DomePres is a system to easily create immersive presentation with standard tools such as PowerPoint and Keynote.


Latest publications


Elias Elmquist, Alexander Bock, Jonas Lundberg, Anders Ynnerman, Niklas Rönnberg (2023) SonAir: the design of a sonification of radar data for air traffic control Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Vol. 17, p. 137-149 Continue to DOI
Mark E Dieckmann, D. Folini, Martin Falk, Alexander Bock, Peter Steneteg, R. Walder (2023) Three-dimensional structure and stability of discontinuities between unmagnetized pair plasma and magnetized electron-proton plasma New Journal of Physics, Vol. 25, Article 063017 Continue to DOI
Martin Falk, Victor Tobiasson, Alexander Bock, Charles Hansen, Anders Ynnerman (2023) A Visual Environment for Data Driven Protein Modeling and Validation IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Continue to DOI
Mathis Brossier, Robin Skånberg, Lonni Besançon, Mathieu Linares, Tobias Isenberg, Anders Ynnerman, Alexander Bock (2023) Moliverse: Contextually embedding the microcosm into the universe Computers & graphics, Vol. 112, p. 22-30 Continue to DOI


Lonni Besançon, Konrad Schönborn, Erik Sundén, He Yin, Samuel Rising, Peter Westerdahl, Patric Ljung, Josef Wideström, Charles Hansen, Anders Ynnerman (2022) Exploring and Explaining Climate Change: Exploranation as a Visualization Pedagogy for Societal Action
Jimmy Johansson Westberg, Karljohan Lundin Palmerius, Jonas Lundberg (2022) UTM City-Visualization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 42, p. 84-89 Continue to DOI
Emil Edström, Tim Cardell, Karljohan Lundin Palmerius (2022) Improved Offset Handling in Hand-centered Object Manipulation Extending Ray-casting 2022 IEEE CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL REALITY AND 3D USER INTERFACES ABSTRACTS AND WORKSHOPS (VRW 2022), p. 655-656 Continue to DOI
Karljohan Lundin Palmerius, Konrad Schönborn (2022) Visualizing and Exploring Heat in a Science Center Thermal Cameras in Science Education, p. 187-203 Continue to DOI


Elias Elmquist, Malin Ejdbo, Alexander Bock, Niklas Rönnberg (2021) OpenSpace Sonification: Complementing Visualization of the Solar System with Sound Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2021), p. 135-142 Continue to DOI
Anders Ynnerman, Patric Ljung, Anders Persson, Daniel Jönsson (2021) Multi-Touch Surfaces and Patient-Specific Data Digital Anatomy: Applications of Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality, p. 223-242 Continue to DOI