Visualization by Sketching, Analogy, and Computational Creativity

The IV/LAB distributes and/or contributes to a number of publicly available software tools and datasets. Click here for a complete list. The following projects have been supported by this "Visualization by Sketching" grant.


A new tool for designing multivariate data visualizations with a sketch-based user interface. Only Supports OSX 10.11 and greater.
Download Visualization-by-Sketching for OSX!
View a tutorial on loading datasets into Visualization-by-Sketching

Freeform 3D Modeling in VR

Coming soon... a new user interface for artistic 3D scuplture and controllable organic 3D modeling in virtual reality.


MinVR is an open-source cross-platform virtual reality librarythat supports interaction with multiple VR input devices and display configurations (e.g. fish-tank VR displays, powerwalls, and CAVE systems), while allowing for integration with a variety of graphics toolkits (e.g. raw OpenGL, G3D, Glut, OpenSceneGraph, etc.).

MinVR GitHub Page

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1218058.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.