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

Fachhochschule Potsdam

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

cf-teaser Project

cf. city flows

A comparative visualization of urban bike mobility.

Explanation1-05 Project

Novel City Maps

A poetic view on the city

late bus Slide1 Project

Is the bus late? Or did I miss it?

A visual analysis of public transport real-time data


We are participating in IEEE VIS 2016 in Baltimore to present Novel City Maps and cf. city flows in the Arts Program and join a panel on critical visualization.

23 - 28 October 2016

Linking structure, texture and context in a visualization of historical drawings by Frederick William IV (1795-1861)

  • Katrin Glinka
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Carsten Dilba
  • Marian Dörk
— in: International Journal for Digital Art History; No 2 2016
Shifted_Maps_Thumbnail Project

Shifted Maps

Revealing networks in personal movement data


Archival Liveness: Designing with Collections Before and During Cataloguing and Digitization

  • Tom Schofield
  • David Kirk
  • Telmo Amaral
  • Marian Dörk
  • Mitchell Whitelaw
  • Guy Schofield
  • Thomas Ploetz
— DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly. 9:3 2015

Shanghai Metro Flow

  • Till Nagel
  • Benedikt Groß
— Leonardo 2016

Invited talk

Lars Grammel (Trifacta): »Data Wrangling: Enabling Successful Analytics and Machine Learning« @ Campus Fachhochschule Potsdam, Room 308 in Haus D. Part of information​+​visualization public lecture series

12 July 2016, 5pm

Staged Analysis: From Evocative to Comparative Visualizations of Urban Mobility

  • Till Nagel
  • Christopher Pietsch
  • Marian Dörk
— Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP'16 2016

Open Call

With Visualizing Cities we are soliciting submissions of innovative visualizations of urban data to be part of a platform and exhibition at Habitat III.

Until 31 August 2016
VIKUS Past Visions Project


penned by Frederick William IV


Together with ICSU and Future Earth we are taking part in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development Habitat III with an exhibition and event space dedicated to science and visualization for sustainable urban futures.

15 - 20 October 2016
probing_teaser Project

Probing Projections

Interaction techniques for interpreting dimensionality reductions