Visualizing and characterizing scientific data from observations at the nanoscale is a challenging task. We present creative approaches in the development of an interactive system to visualize and characterize nanopillar structures. This research is a result of a collaboration inside a team of scientists and artists, in the course of an artistic residency that occurred in a scientific institution. Before describing the development approaches, we will present a brief introduction to the thematic of nanotechnologies, media arts, and data visualization. This work arose from the need to observe and present nano visualizations during an artistic presentation, and to provide a software solution, that has been developed. The focus of this paper is to describe the technical and creative processes in the development of a reliable scientific visualization system.