Carnegie students develop Kinetica app

The researchers at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an app called Kinetica. It is an app that allows the users to touch, stain and play with the data on their iPads using their hands.

Kinetica also has a feature that lets the users load any Excel XLS, CSV, and TSV table of data and see it in different ways by moving it with their fingers. This helps the data to turn into circles on the screen and from thereon the people can pull and layout to create charts and graphs.

The app also includes tools for colouring, grouping and sizing points to lay emphasis on a particular info and make the information even more presentable. Kinetica was basically started out as a research project, but went on to become a high profile app. The app will probably launch next week.

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