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Data You Can Touch

by Travis Korte
Kinetica, in action.

The Kinetica iPad app brings spreadsheets into the multi-touch era, letting users manipulate and explore data with natural gestures. The app, developed at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute, displays a spreadsheet’s data as colored spheres and offers a variety of ways to rearrange the information or pull out certain data points to make comparisons. The app’s creators see Kinetica as a proof of concept for a more intuitive approach to data visualization.

The app will soon be available on the iOS App Store.

Take a look.

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