Tobias Isenberg will talk about the challenges for the interaction with 3D data using direct manipulation input devices. He will talk about what directness means in this context, will discuss data navigation & selection as two fundamental interaction techniques, and demonstrate example interaction designs for both. He will also discuss what happens when immersive 3D display environments are combined with mobile displays for input, in particular in a stereoscopic interaction context and will also cover some recent work on hybrid touch/tangible interaction designs.


Tobias Isenberg Tobias Isenberg is a senior research scientist at Inria, France. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Magdeburg, Germany, in 2004. Previously he held positions as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, Canada, and as assistant professor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research interests comprise topics in scientific visualization, illustrative and non-photorealistic rendering, and interactive visualization techniques. He is particularly interested in the benefit of abstraction for illustrative visualization as well as novel interaction paradigms to explore and analyze 3D datasets.