ᴜᴄʟᴀʙ is a visualization research group situated 
between design, computing, and the humanities.

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

closeupcloud_teaser Project

Close-Up Cloud

Gaining a sense of overview from many details

VIDAN_cover_02 Project


Visual and dynamic arrangements of narratives

SoNAR (IDH) Project


Interfaces to data for historical social network analysis and research

Conference talks & poster

We will be in Paderborn for DHd 2020 to share our latest research on data visualization in the context of digital humanities.

2-6 March 2020

Ikonizität als Erkenntnismittel – Vollständigkeit, Verständlichkeit und Kontextualisierung als Grundprinzipien der Visualisierung

  • Linda Freyberg
— in: Konferenzband zur DHd 2020 Paderborn - Spielräume: Digital Humanities zwischen Modellierung und Interpretation, 2020


The Close-Up Cloud visualization is part of The Second Original exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG).

6 Dec 2019 - 2 June 2020

Narrelations — Visualizing Narrative Levels and their Correlations with Temporal Phenomena

  • Hannah Schwan
  • Janina Jacke
  • Rabea Kleymann
  • Jan-Erik Stange
  • Marian Dörk
— DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly. 13:3, 2019

Die Falte: Ein Denkraum für interaktive und kritische Datenvisualisierungen

  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Mark-Jan Bludau
  • Marian Dörk
— in: Konferenzband zur DHd 2020 Paderborn - Spielräume: Digital Humanities zwischen Modellierung und Interpretation, 2020

Conference talks

We are taking part in the The Art Museum in the Digital Age conference at the Belvedere in Vienna to present one recent research project (Close-Up Cloud) and ongoing research on visualizing multiple collections.

9 - 10 January 2020

Invited talk

Katherine Hepworth (The Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada): »Ethical Visualization: A Strategy for Dark Times« @ Campus FH Potsdam, Lecture Hall in Haus D, start at 4pm. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series.

12 November 2019
vikus viewer teaser 2 Project

VIKUS Viewer

Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes

Reading Traces Prototype Screenshot 10 Project

Reading traces

Visualizing Fontane’s reference library


Participatory Deep Maps: Towards Discursive User Engagement With Data Visualizations

  • Tobias Kauer
  • Benjamin Bach
  • Marian Dörk
— CityVis: 2nd Workshop on Urban Data Visualization at IEEE VIS, 2019
SENSES-Preview-Small Project


Climate Change Scenario Services