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

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

V3_website_v1 Project

Connect – Comprehend – Communicate

Amazonia as a future laboratory

refa Project


Digital contextualization of vestimentary sources

uclabprojectfig Project

The Fold

Rethinking interactivity in data visualization

Online workshop

»Let’s visit museum collections! What can we gather about the data?« — Virtual museum visits and reflections about cultural data and collection interfaces during vDHd2021.

25 March 2021, 3pm

Co-Designing Visualizations for Information Seeking and Knowledge Management

  • Marian Dörk
  • Boris Müller
  • Jan-Erik Stange
  • Johannes Herseni
  • Katja Dittrich
— Open Information Science‚ 4(1), pages 217-235, 2020
05_Thesis Project

Visuals for Language

Consistent visual representations of grammar

Conference talk

Boris Müller talked about »Making and Breaking Rules – Visualisation between Creativity and Usability« at the S-H-O-W conference in Utrecht → video recording

28 November 2020
jmb_thumbnail Project

Topography of Violence

Visualizing antisemitic violence in Germany 1930–1938

SENSES-Preview-Thumbnail Project


Visualization and Communication of Climate Change Scenarios

Outreach event

If you are curious about communicating climate change scenarios with data visualization, please join us for the SENSES Outreach Event being held online on 15 January at 2pm (CET).

15 January 2021

The Close-up Cloud: Visualizing Details of Image Collections in Dynamic Overviews

  • Pauline Junginger
  • Dennis Ostendorf
  • Barbara Avila Vissirini
  • Anastasia Voloshina
  • Timo Hausmann
  • Sarah Kreiseler
  • Marian Dörk
— 6.2-6.13, in: International Journal for Digital Art History; No 5, 2020

Iconicity as Simultaneous Plurality. Beyond the Restraints of Formal Knowledge Organization Systems

  • Linda Freyberg
— In: E. Bisanz (ed.): Applied Interdisciplinary Peirce Studies, Peter Lang., 2020

Keynote talk

Marian Dörk held the keynote at VIS4DH, the 5th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities at IEEE VIS → video recording

25 October 2020

Density of Knowledge Organization Systems

  • Linda Freyberg
— In: Knowledge Organization for Digital Humanities, Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Knowledge Organization WissOrg’17 of the German Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO), 2018