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


cf. city flows is currently on display in The Art of Networks III exhibition in Boston.

13 Jan – 12 March 2018

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

Memory Dialogue – Exploring Artefact-Based Memory Sharing

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


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

14 November 2017, 3pm


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

September 2017
gei1-1400x875-grey Project

GEI-Digital Visualized

Visualizing a digital library of historical textbooks


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


We’ll be participating in the DHd 2018 conference in Cologne to present our research on visualizing cultural collections.

26 Feb - 2 March 2018
1400px_Thoughts Project

Thoughts on Interaction Design

An essay series by Boris Müller


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

  • Sarah Kreiseler
  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Marian Dörk
— First Monday. 22:4, 2017
VIND-REGX-3 Project


Visualization interfaces and user centered design for complex databases