Immersive analytics builds upon the fields of data visualisation, visual analytics, Virtual Reality
, computer graphics, and Human-Computer Interaction
. Its goal is to remove barriers between people, their data, and the tools they use for analysis by presenting relevant data as needed in real time. Immersive analytics aims to support data understanding and decision making, both by people working individually and collaboratively. While this may be achieved through the use of immersive virtual environment technologies, multisensory presentation, data physicalisation, natural interfaces, or responsive analytics, the field of immersive analytics is not tied to the use of specific techniques.