The Urban Complexity Lab is a research space at the 
intersection of information visualization 
and urban transformation.

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

dnbvis1 gray Project


Visualization of bibliographic data and content

coins1-grey Project


Visualizing a numismatic collection as heaps, streams, and plots

uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions


Urban Future Talks #2: Mapping as a Critical and Transformative Practice @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Theaterwerkstatt in the main building.

14 November 2017, 3pm

One view is not enough: High-level visualizations of a large cultural collection

  • Marian Dörk
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Gabriel Credico
— Information Design Journal. 23:1, 2017

Invited talk

Evelyn Gius (Universität Hamburg): »Textanalyse und Visualisierung: Über eine natürliche Verbindung und ihre Herausforderungen« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

June 16, 2017
gei1-1400x875-grey Project

GEI-Digital Visualized

Visualizing a digital library of historical textbooks


Memory Dialogue – Exploring Artefact-Based Memory Sharing

  • Stephanie Neumann
  • Marian Dörk
  • Richard Banks
— alt.CHI, 2017

Invited talk

Matthew Battles, Jessica Yurkofsky & Sarah Newman (metaLAB at Harvard): »Dialogues with Data: Multisensory Encounters with Objects, Texts, and Images« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

11 Mai 2017, 4 pm

Tracing exploratory modes in digital collections of museum websites using reverse information architecture

  • Sarah Kreiseler
  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Marian Dörk
— First Monday. 22:4, 2017
1400px_Thoughts Project

Thoughts on Interaction Design

An essay series by Boris Müller


Psychogeography in the Age of the Quantified Self—Mental Map Modelling with Georeferenced Personal Activity Data

  • Sebastian Meier
  • Katrin Glinka
— in: Michael P. Peterson (eds.). "Advances in Cartography and GIScience. Selections from the International Cartographic Conference" - Springer International Publishing, 2017
VIND-REGX-3 Project


Visualization interfaces and user centered design for complex databases


Our lab is featured in the current issue of ACM interactions in the DAY IN THE LAB section.

September 2017