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

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions

VIND-REGX-3 Project


Visualization interfaces and user centered design for complex databases

gei1-1400x875-grey Project

GEI-Digital Visualized

Visualizing a digital library of historical textbooks


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

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

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

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
overview wireframes thumbnail Project

Reverse information architecture

How is exploration manifested in online collections of museums?


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

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


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

September 2017
1400px_Thoughts Project

Thoughts on Interaction Design

An essay series by Boris Müller

memory_dialogue_stephanie_neumann Project

Memory Dialogue

Exploring artefact-based memory sharing


Memory Dialogue – Exploring Artefact-Based Memory Sharing

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