Samira Akhavan studies product design at the University of Applied Sciences. Her works deal with the construction, aesthetics and functions of surfaces. When it comes to a theoretical discourse, she is interested in the relationships of designer, producer and consumer regarding the (experimental) production of objects. Samira Akhavan and Andrea Biedermann worked together as a team in conception and building of several exhibitions.
Andrea Biedermann studies product design at the University of Applied Sciences. She is especially interested in the design of light in urban spaces and the language of shapes and materials of objects in the context of exhibitions. Besides the trained florist teaches studying at SBH Nord technology of florists in adult education. Andrea Biedermann and Samira Akhavan worked together as a team in conception and building of several exhibitions.
Jonas Breme lives and works in Berlin. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interface Design from University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, where he graduated in Summer 2012. In his spare time, Jonas pours his heart and soul into exploring soundscapes and listening to music. In his projects he likes to raise critical questions regarding value, uniqueness and consumption in the age of digital media.
Marian Dörk is a research professor at the Institute for Urban Futures of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. His work focuses on the potential of visual interfaces to support exploratory information practices. In January 2015, Prof. Boris Müller and he founded the Urban Complexity Lab, a research space where young researchers with backgrounds in design, cultural studies, and computer science work together to study visualizations of urban and cultural data.
Fabian Ehmel studies Interfacedesign at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. He is interested in data visualization and interaction design. He is a student researcher at the FH Potsdam Urban Complexity Lab.
Katrin Glinka is a research associate and lecturer at the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. She combines approaches from art history, sociology and museum studies with an interest in digital cultural heritage and visualisation research. With her research she focuses on digitisation in the cultural field and its means and potentials for curation, critical intervention and visitor orientation in museums.
Flavio Gortana is a student at FH Potsdam and part time Freelancer. One of his main interests in datavisualization is its power of persuasion as well as the potential in educating the public. While datavisualization is one of his main interests he stays open towards any discipline and project where creative problem solving is demanded.
Matthias Graf is researcher in the Urban Complexity Lab and is interested in the development of experimental programming environments for the spatial construction of dynamic visualisations. He aims to help people create, learn and understand in the medium of the computer in unprecedented kinds of ways.
Working as a part-time freelancer, Lennart Hildebrandt is a productmanager and webdeveloper for small and medium sized projects. As a student for interfacedesign he has great interest in designing and developing visualizations for the web and is always eager to explore and find new opportunities in web visualizations both conceptual and technical.
Boris Müller is professor for interaction design at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and a design consultant. His design work focuses on generative art, data visualization, and interaction design, for which he has received several international awards. In January 2015 he founded together with Prof. Marian Dörk the Urban Complexity Lab, an interdisciplinary research space at the intersection of design, visualization and cities.
Christian Münch is studying Interface Design at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. He is interested in data visualization and interaction design. As a freelance designer he creates interactive installations for various events and exhibitions.
Till Nagel is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Urban Complexity Lab. His research interests are in geovisualization, urban data, and interaction design, with a focus on how to engage general audiences with interactive displays of spatiotemporal data. His work has been exhibited at Venice Biennale of Architecture, Shanghai Design Exhibition, DMY Berlin, and featured in Esquire, The Atlantic Cities, and Bauwelt, among others.
Stephanie Neumann is a Berlin based photographer and interaction designer (M.A.) with interest in places, memories and interfaces in between the analog and digital world. She has worked at agencies in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main and New York, and as a researcher at the Berlin University of the Arts and Microsoft Research Cambridge. Currently, she is based at the Urban Complexity Lab Potsdam, exploring remembering and forgetting in the digital age.
Heike Otten studies Interfacedesign at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. Her interest lies in the interplay between graphical interfaces and data visualizations. Recently she focused on exploring new ways of using maps for data visualization.
Christopher Pietsch studied Interface Design at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. As a freelance information and interaction designer he now explores all kinds of experimental visualization techniques.
Tobias Schröder is a research professor at the Potsdam University of Applied Science’s Institute for Urban Futures. His basic research combines computational methods from cognitive science and artificial intelligence with empirical methods from social psychology to develop models of complex social systems. He uses these models to develop strategies for facilitating innovation towards sustainable urban development.
Jan-Erik Stange is a research associate (M.A.) at the Urban Complexity Lab at FH Potsdam. His interests lie in textual data visualization, user interface design and storytelling. In his research he works on enhancing reading and interpretation of literature for consumers as well as literary scholars by means of textual data visualization and visual storytelling.