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InfoVis Reading Group

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Information visualization (InfoVis) is the dynamic field of research and design concerned with the conception, development, and evaluation of interactive and visual representations of data. InfoVis research provides a great basis for designers to create effective data visualizations. Recent InfoVis research connects well with contemporary application areas of interface design such as data-based storytelling, generative art, science communication, digital humanities, and critical design.

Conceptualized as a self-organized reading group, this seminar provides a platform to read and discuss current InfoVis papers. Students are encouraged to select the readings according to their personal interests and apply the insights to their own visualization projects. Lecturers of the course will be InfoVis researchers of the UCLAB with varying research focuses and expertises, including for example data journalism, interaction techniques, urban futures, and the digital humanities. The goal of the seminar is to critically engage with academic InfoVis literature, transfer insights to practical design work, and devise new ideas for future research projects. Students will actively participate in seminar discussions, share short reading responses, and write a survey paper on a current self-selected research topic related to InfoVis.


Please note:

The course will follow a hybrid mode of face-to-face (25%) and virtual (75%) sessions! So far, the following three dates are planned to happen face-to-face in our seminar room (tba) at FH Potsdam:

- 26 Oct 2021: Kick-off

- 14 Dec 2021: Feedback day

- 18 Jan 2022: Final presentation

The language of teaching for this course is English. All communication during the seminars as well as literature, auxiliary materials, and your own assignments will be in English.


Design Master

32TE-WD Wissenschaftsmethodik + Designforschung


22Th-DMT Design- / Medientheorie

Design Master

32Th-DT Design- / Medientheorie


22Th-DT Design- / Medientheorie


Wintersemester 2021 / 2022


Survey paper and short presentation


Dienstag, 12:00 – 13:30


D108 / Zoom