Tobias Kauer is a PhD student at the Centre for Design Informatics (University of Edinburgh) and an associated researcher at the Urban Complexity Lab (FH Potsdam). He is interested in ways to make data collection and visualization more inclusive. For him, thinking critically about data releases its transformative power.
Tobias obtained his Master’s degree in Urban Futures from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. After working as UX designer and team lead for a Berlin based design studio, he joined Nokia Bell Labs (Cambridge, UK) as a visualization researcher and practitioner. He worked on the visualization of urban beauty & vitality, street ethnography, conflict timelines and peace agreement data. His research explores the integration of qualitative and contextual data into visualization interfaces.