Computer Visualisation includes the computer-supported methods and techniques to represent information of any kind using visual metaphora, such as all kinds of 2D images and diagrams (that can be either static or interactive), various forms of 3D representations (volumetric, surface-based, point-based, etc.), and interactive and dynamic visual simulation of complex phenomena, etc. Specialized fields of Computer Visualisation are, for instance, Visual Analytics, Information Visualisation and Scientific Visualisation.
Virtual Reality is a field of Computer Graphics that simulates the physical presence in an immersive (and highly visual) computer-generated environment, either reproducing a real-world or an imaginary experience or situation. Advanced projection technologies, interaction devices, and sensory simulations help the Virtual Reality user to feel immerse in a 3D virtual world.
Vicomtech-IK4 is focusing its research on several fields of Visualisation and Virtual Reality, such as: