The objectives of immersion and visualization have much in common. Essentially both convey the idea that people's minds are engaged by information that is optimally presented for the human senses, nonrepetitive, and connected. The point of immersion and visualization is always to benefit the person or people involved in performing some task or making decisions, experiencing an event, or understanding and comprehending information. This presentation examines some of the rationales, methods, and examples of immersion and visualization that are pursued at the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California.

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