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

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

vikus viewer teaser 2 Project

VIKUS Viewer

Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes

Reading Traces Project

Reading traces

Visualizing Fontane’s reference library

SENSES-Preview-Small Project


Climate Change Scenario Services


CityVis 2018 is a showcase of the latest and greatest projects shared on the Visualizing Cities platform.

22 Oct - 31 Dec 2018

Shifted Maps: Revealing spatio-temporal topologies in movement data

  • Heike Otten
  • Lennart Hildebrandt
  • Till Nagel
  • Marian Dörk
  • Boris Müller
— Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP'18, 2018
uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions


We hosted Information+ 2018 in Potsdam – just before IEEE VIS in Berlin.

19-21 October 2018
coins1-grey Project


Visualizing a numismatic collection as heaps, streams, and plots

Conference talks

We took part in IEEE VIS 2018 in Berlin and presented visualization research on personal movement data and digital cultural heritage.

21-26 October 2018


Image Factories. Infographics 1920–1945 presents historical visualization design from early 20th century Austria and Germany.

19 Oct - 14 Dec 2018

Off the Grid: Visualizing a Numismatic Collection as Dynamic Piles and Streams

  • Flavio Gortana
  • Franziska von Tenspolde
  • Daniela Guhlmann
  • Marian Dörk
— Open Library of Humanities: Remaking Collections, 2018
dnbvis1 grau Project


Visualization of bibliographic data and content


Visualization of Cultural Heritage Collection Data: State of the Art and Future Challenges

  • Florian Windhager
  • Paolo Federico
  • Günther Schreder
  • Katrin Glinka
  • Marian Dörk
  • Silvia Miksch
  • Eva Mayr
— IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018

Die bibliografischen Daten der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek entfalten

  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Katja Dittrich
  • Marian Dörk
  • Johannes Herseni
  • Jens Rauenbusch
  • Fidel Thomet
— Dialog mit Bibliotheken, 2018